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Letter from Arthur Dobbs to William Pitt, Earl of Chatham
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
June 14, 1760
Volume 06, Pages 263-264

[B. P. R. O. Am. & W. Ind. Vol. 72.]
Letter from Governor Dobbs.

Brunswick 14th June 1760

Sir, [Secretary Pitt.]

Having wrote to you a long letter the 30th of May of which I have herewith a Duplicate I have only this further to add by this Conveyance, that I have received Dispatches from Lieutenant Governor Bull of the 31st May, that the Upper Creeks have killed our Traders; and declared war against South Carolina and Georgia by the Instigation

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of the French; and they fear that the lower Creeks and Cherokees may be also drawn into War; Upon which I summoned a Council to meet me here yesterday, and by their advice have by proclamation summoned the Assembly to meet at Wilmington the 26th instant, and have sent off dispatches by Express with it to avoid Delay; to try if the spreading of the Flame of war will induce them to give a supply and raise Men without Clogs or Delay now the storm approaches; which, I hope, will put a stop to the Attorney General's Infernal Schemes of inflaming the Province.

By this further proof of our future Danger, if the French continue in Possession of Louisiana, his Majesty must think it necessary to avoid a future war in America, to drive the ffrench from thence; and in case the Spaniards should take Umbrage at our increase of power in their Neighborhood; and it may be prudent at present not to have any Brangles with them, would it not be better to have that settlement entirely vacated by both, or even given up to the Spaniards, than allow it to remain in the hands of the ffrench. I have such an entire Dependance on Providence continuing to protect the Protestant Cause against Papacy, that I make no doubt of an happy Issue to the war in Germany; and by Dispossessing the French of the Northern Continent of Civilizing and Converting these Misled Indian Nations by the Jesuitical French missionaries. Pardon my Zeal and Enthusiasm in predicting these things from your active administration under the best of Kings in support of the Apostolic Religion and cause of Liberty.

I am, with the greatest Respect and highest Esteem,
Sir your most &cp

Additional Notes for Electronic Version: This letter enclosed an earlier letter from Dobbs - See Related Documents.