George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Robinson, 10 May 1758

To John Robinson

[Fort Loudoun, 10 May 1758]

To John Robinson esquire—Treasurer.
Dr Sir.

I can not inform you better of the strange, and unaccountable dilemma I am reduced to, than by transmitting a copy of that part of my letter relative to Recruiting; and a copy also of a Council held here on that occasion.1 I must beg your assistance in the affair—if you can give any consistently: If I am to suffer, I can only say, that it is but poor encouragement for the exertion of my zeal.

Here followed all that part of my letter to the President, relative to Recruiting.2



John Robinson, speaker of the House of Burgesses and treasurer of the colony until his death in 1766, had been the frequent recipient of GW’s complaints about his treatment at the hands of Robert Dinwiddie before the lieutenant governor’s departure in January 1758.

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