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Letter from Robert Dinwiddie to Arthur Dobbs
Dinwiddie, Robert, 1693-1770
February 27, 1755
Volume 05, Page 371

[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 1. P. 515.]
Governor Dinwiddie to Governor Dobbs.

Feb'y 27th, 1755.


I have the Pleasure to acquaint You y't Gen'l Braddock came to my Ho. last Sunday Night, and he expects the forces from Irel'd in a Fortnight. He has formed the Virg'a Forces as follows: Two Compa's of Carpenters, chose from the whole; four Compa's of Rangers, and one Compa. of light Horse, and w't may rem'n and are suitable, are to Augm't the two Regim'ts from Irel'd. He has been so busy since he came here that he has not fully fix'd the Gen'l Plan of Operat's, but in Discourse with him I find it will be very proper, and pretty much on the Scheme we talk'd of when [you were] here. He is (I think) a very fine Officer, and a sencible, considerate Gent. I wish Y'r Son with his Co'y was arrived. I send You a Packet from Mr. Abercrombie, to w'ch please be referred for News. Pray send the Express immediately forward for So. Carolina, and he may call on You in his Return. Being very much hurried, I cannot enlarge, but y't I rem'n, with very great Respect,

Y'r Ex's most obed't h'ble Serv't.