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Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to John Carteret, Earl Granville
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
November 15, 1755
Volume 05, Page 445

[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 2. P. 274.]
Governor Dinwiddie to the Earl of Granville.

Nov'r 15th, [1755.]

R't Hon.:

I beg Y'r L'd's pardon for being so long silent in not writ'g, but really, the unexpected defeat of G'l Braddock gave me such a Shock y't I c'd not with any Spirit write on the Subject. I had L'rs last Week from Gov'r Dobbs who y'n was in a very bad State of Health, and confined to his Bed, and the Sec'ry, Mr. McCullock, was dead. Many others complaining of the Flux. Y'r Com'ds will always be most agreeable to me, and I desire to assure You y't I rem'n with great Deference and due Respect, R't Hon.,

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