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Letter from Arthur Dobbs to Samuel Swann
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
May 17, 1757
Volume 22, Pages 735-736

FROM GOV. ARTHUR DOBBS TO SAMUEL SWANN, SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY.

May the 17th, 1757.

Mr. Speaker:—

I have sent you inclosed a letter I have this moment received from Mr. Davys, which I desire you may lay before the House, occasioned by my delaying to sign his warrant for carrying on the post betwixt Virginia and Wilmington. Upon my application about payment of expresses, I was informed that Mr. Davys was to forward all the expresses for the service of the government out of his allowance from the Assembly, but upon my ordering off several expresses very material for the public service upon those exigencies of affairs, he was pleased from time to time to delay sending them for some time after, and that it might answer his conveniency to send off his post-boy and to get over his horses, upon which I told him I should not forge his order until I had the sense of the House upon it whether my orders by expresses should be delayed upon any account. This I leave you to adjust in the Assembly, that I may know how to act for the future.

I am, sir,
Your most humble servant,
ARTHUR DOBBS.