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Title
Letter to Gov. [Horatio] Sharpe [Annapolis, Md.]
Names
Emmet, Thomas Addis, 1828-1919 (Collector)
Sharpe, Horatio, 1718-1790 (Recipient)
Dinwiddie, Robert (Creator)
Collection

Thomas Addis Emmet collection

Series XXIII. Boundary Line Controversy

Dates / Origin
Place: Williamsburg, Va.
Date Created: 1755-07-05
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 927
Genres
Documents
Notes
Funding: Digitization was made possible by a lead gift from The Polonsky Foundation.
Citation/reference: EM14459-14606
Physical Description
L. S. In a postscript in Dinwiddie's handwriting, South Carolina has voted £6000 for the expedition and sends the bills to General Braddock. 3 pp. 4
Description
Had received an express from Lord Fairfax and Mr. Martin that two parties of French and Indians, about 130 men, were on the frontiers and had destroyed nine families and plundered everything, the advice agrees with that from the General [Edward Braddock]; had notified the county lieutenants to send out patrolers and raise the militia on the appearance of the French; as the people in Frederick and Hampshire were in a panic he sent two companies of rangers to destroy these banditti and will send two more companies; is endeavoring to raise 50 men to reinforce Col. Innes at Fort Cumberland; sends this by express to know what Maryland will do; [Virginia] Assembly had voted £10,000 more for the expedition and 200 men to protect the frontier; specifies the taxation to raise this sum; hopes the General is in possession of the Fort on the Ohio; encloses his bill of exchange for £172 16s. to pay the balance of Sharpe's account; has ordered 10 cannon and 20 barrels of rice to Rock Creek for Fort Cumberland; also two trunks for Captain Shaw, also sends letters to be forwarded.
Type of Resource
Text
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11868616
MSS Unit ID: 927
Archives EAD ID: 279505
Calendar number: EM. 14506
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): bfe3c730-002c-0130-7e54-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1755: Place
  • 1828: Creator Born
  • 1919: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

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Chicago/Turabian Format

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APA Format

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Wikipedia Citation

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Letter to Gov. [Horatio] Sharpe [Annapolis, Md.]