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Letter from Arthur Dobbs to William Pitt, Earl of Chatham
Dobbs, Arthur, 1689-1765
July 21, 1760
Volume 06, Pages 266-267

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

Brunswick, 21st July 1760

Sir, [Secretary Pitt]

I acquainted you in my last of the 13th June, that upon the Creeks killing our Indian Traders, and Lieutenant Governor Bull's informing me that they apprehended a General Creek war, in which they expected that the Choctaws would join them, by the Instigation of the French; expecting a Supply from this Province I appointed the Assembly to meet at Wilmington on the 26th of June.

The Session is now over, and by the Non-attendance of Mr. Child the Attorney General and his Northern Junto, who staid away, hoping that we could not make up a Sufficient Number to do Business without them; the Assembly have passed an unexceptionable Aid Bill to raise and pay 300 Men, until the 1st of Decr next, for which, and to pay for Scalps, Contingencies, and other Claims, I am to Issue notes for £12000 this Currency: I have a power of sending them out of the Province, or as many as can be spared from the Defence of the Frontiers; but as the Cherokee war is likely to be Bloody upon the Retreat of Colonel Montgomery's Troops from the ffrontiers I am afraid we can spare few or none to assist our Neighbours. As the ffrench Influence over the Indians seems to Increase in Louisiana, we can never be safe while they possess that part of the Continent, I hope if the war is not over at the End of this Campaign that his Majesty will think of driving the ffrench from this Continent. God grant an Happy Issue to this Campaign in Germany, upon which our safety and American Acquisitions depend.

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I heartily wish you Success to your Active Administration, and an Happy conclusion by a Glorious peace.

I am, with due Respect, Sir &c