From James Innes
Winchester 11th Augst 1754
Your favour of the Eight instt I receivd & Observed the contents1 I received no other Letter from the Governor than what you brought & which I communicated to you only with the Skeem of building a Logg Forth & Magazeen to receive the Provisions2 with which I have Acquanted Major Carlyle by Mr Wood fully. & to which I referr you, I also referr you to him for my Account in Relation to my Late Regement. & that you have hear Arems Tents & Amunition Sufisient when your Regement is compleat I intend to proceed for Willis Creek tomorrow or Tewsday & Shall long much to See you. I have some better hope to day than I hade yesterday of being able to raise one Companey from the Regement. I am Sir Your Mostt Obedtt Hule Servtt
ALS, DLC:GW. In another hand there is written below the signature: “N. Car. troops went off.”
1. The letter has not been found.
2. Evidently GW brought Dinwiddie’s letter to Innes of 20 July from Williamsburg on his return to Winchester before going to Alexandria. Dinwiddie instructed Innes to “call a Council of Yr field Officers [which would include GW] & consult a proper Place for building a Log Fort & erecting a Magazine to receive 6 months Provisions . . . You can from the Forces hire Workmen sufficient to build the Fort, & Magazine. Majr Carlyle will agree with them to pay so much a day for their Labour & supply Tools, Nails &ca” (ViHi: Dinwiddie Papers).