Letter to Governor [Horatio] Sharpe [Baltimore, Md.]
NamesEmmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)Sharpe, Horatio, 1718-1790 (Recipient)Dinwiddie, Robert (Creator)
Thomas Addis Emmet collection
Series XXII. Irving's Life of Washington
Dates / OriginPlace: Williamsburgh, Va.Date Created: 1755-06-02
Library locationsManuscripts and Archives DivisionShelf locator: MssCol 927
NotesFunding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.Citation/reference: EM13380-14457
Physical DescriptionL. S. 2 pp. 4o
DescriptionTrusts this will find him well, the General [Edward Braddock] had written him about 14 days ago [from Fort Cumberland May 22, 1755] that when he marched over the Allegany it would be necessary to have some forces in Cumberland Fort and proposed then the militia of the neighboring counties; can raise 60 men if Sharpe can raise 40; the General wanted the militia ready in the month of July in case he needed them; he wrote for 400 which he sent and this, with 500 sent to New Jersey and 800 to N[ew] York, leaves their magazine very bare of arms; Assembly still sitting, he has desired further supply but backwardness of Maryland and Pennsylvania a great bar; they have agreed to raise £6000, he hopes they will make it 10,000; enquires how subscription goes with Sharpe, asks when he parted with the General [Braddock], who sent Colonel [George] Washington for money who carried up £4000 sterling; will want 10,000 [pounds] more in two months; Colonel Hunter gone northward to try to procure same; the expedition though necessary will be very expensive; the season too far advanced, Dinwiddie uneasy at the delay, regular forces have more ceremony in their march than others and the artillery train caused delay; asks Sharpe's views as to raising money and on the whole campaign.
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IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616MSS Unit ID: 927Archives EAD ID: 279398Calendar number: EM. 13444Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c6234f50-002b-0130-37a3-58d385a7bc34
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