Letter to Gov. Horatio Sharpe
NamesSharpe, Horatio, 1718-1790 (Addressee)Dinwiddie, Robert (Creator)
Thomas Addis Emmet collection
Series I. The Albany Congress of 1754
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1755-01-07Place: Williamsburg, Va.
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 927
NotesFunding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Physical DescriptionL. S. 4 pp. Fo
DescriptionAcknowledges letters of Dec. 12, 26. Directions he has given to the two Commissaries for supplying the camp at Fredericksburg; the forces expected from Britain will bring three months' provisions from Ireland; thinks it advisable to send troops to Rock Creek as well as Fredericksburg; has sent money to Carlyle; Gist's use of Montour's money; opinion of Montour; fears of the French at Will's Creek; disfavors sending troops from Fredericksburg to Belhaven; Virginia officers; sends packet by Mr. [Daniel] Wolstenholme; understands that the transports with 1,500 men were to sail from Gravesend on Nov. 1st; war between the Northern and Southern Indians; French and Indians attack a town of the Twightwees; invited the Twightwees to Winchester; thinks them friendly and their failure to come due to French capture of our fort on the Ohio [Fort Duquesne]; advises sending a messenger to them; is informed by Col. Innes that the Northern Indians are to meet the Catawbas at Winchester in April; has received letter from Jonathan Marke, recommended by Lord Halifax.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616MSS Unit ID: 927Archives EAD ID: 274959Calendar number: EM. 47Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 0f138900-c52d-012f-7172-58d385a7bc34
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