George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Francis Fauquier, 22 November 1758

From Francis Fauquier

Wmsburgh Novr 22d 1758


Jenkins brought me yours of the 30th Octr and 5th instant. I hope this will find you full of Joy, and all Difficulties removed that those represented you to be involved in. I hope Captn Turner who left this Place on Tuesday the 14th, with the provision the assembly made for impowering me to keep the Regiments a Month longer abroad, and £5000 for Pay of the Forces has reach’d the Army some Days before the first of December, that the Commander in chief, you, and the rest of the Forces might be fully apprized of the Determination of the assembly before it was too late.1 I have nothing particular to add but my most hearty good wishes for your Success, being with great Regard Sr Yr Very Hum. Servt

Fran: Fauquier


1The Virginia assembly met from 9 to 11 Nov. to pass “An Act to amend an act, intituled, An Act for the defence of the frontiers of this colony, and for other purposes therein mentioned” (7 Hening description begins William Waller Hening, ed. The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, from the First Session of the Legislature, in the Year 1619. 13 vols. 1819–23. Reprint. Charlottesville, Va., 1969. description ends 251–53). The act of amendment provided that the governor could “continue both the regiments now in the pay of this colony under the present establishment and regulation, and employ them in such manner and on such service as he shall judge most conducive to his majesty’s interest and the safety of this colony, till the first day of January next.” It also confirmed, however, that the soldiers of the 2d Virginia Regiment would not be compelled to remain after 1 December.

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