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Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to Arthur Dobbs
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
November 13, 1755
Volume 05, Page 444

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[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 2. P. 265.]
Governor Dinwiddie to Governor Dobbs.

Nov'r 13th, 1755.


I rec'd Y'rs of the 28th Oct'r Yesterday, and am heartily sorry for Y'r Indisposit'n and shall be under Concern till I hear of Y'r Recovery, which I pray God may be soon. The News from the No'w'd is y't G'l Shirley had laid aside any Tho'ts of further Act'n ag'st the Enemy y's Winter. I have not heard from G'l Johnson. A Ship from Londo. [arrived] last Week with Ordnance Stores, a few for y's Place, but the chief for Providence. He brings no News hav'g had a long Passage. Our Assembly met the 29th Ult'o, and I obtained a Military Bill pretty similar to y't for the Brit. Forces. They wanted to set up a Loan Office and to emitt 200,000£ Paper Money. I did not like the Plan. The Council rejected it and it appear'g to me they neglected their Duty, not half the Members appear'g, and they falling into factious and ill tim'd Disputes. I tho't it for His M'y's Service and the Peace of this Colony to dissolve them and take the Chance of a new Elect'n, w'ch I hope will be better than the last. With kind Respects to Y'r Son and Nephew. I am with great Esteem,

Y'r Ex's most ob'd't h'ble serv't.