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Title
Letter to [the Governor of Massachusetts, William Shirley.]
Names
Shirley, William, 1694-1771 (Recipient)
Dinwiddie, Robert (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series IX. Lossing's Field Book of the Revolution

Dates / Origin
Place: Williamsburg, Va.
Date Created: 1750-01-29
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Documents
Correspondence
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: EM4262-7302
Physical Description
A. L. S. 3 pp. Fo
Description
Acknowledges the receipt of a letter dated at Boston; sends intelligence just received of the meeting of his messenger, Major Washington, with the French whom he found strongly entrenched at French Creek fort; in reply to his complaints of violence to the English, they had said that the country belonged to them, and that three Indian tribes, the Chippeways, Ottoways, and Orundacks would assist them in driving out the English; Dinwiddie will order out a detachment of militia and call an Assembly, and hopes for assistance in preserving his Majesty's rights.
Type of Resource
Text
Languages
English
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 277465
Calendar number: EM. 6215
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): eb618d10-c534-012f-df5d-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1694: Creator Born
  • 1750: Place
  • 1771: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to [the Governor of Massachusetts, William Shirley.]