From William Fleming
Fort Dunwiddie Novr 26. 1755
Before this no doubt you have heard of Capt. Bells Misfortune1 which keept me from Settling my recruiting Accts with him but left duplicates of these Accts when I marchd.2 It detaind me some days in expectation of hearing from him, which I did not, and hinderd me from Paying the men Agreeable to your order to the First of October, I was Able only to Join Capt. Hog with foure men Occasion’d by desertion of the recruits on being Accquainted with Capt. Bells Affairs I am Sir Your Verry Humble Servt
2. Above the salutation Fleming wrote: “An Acct of the Pay due the recruits of Capt. Bells Compy that Joind Capt. Hog at Fort Dinwiddie to the First of October” and listed John Walters as having been recruited on 18 Sept., Robert Bridger on 22 Sept., and Benjamin Rodgers on 24 Sept.