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I have to acknowledge the receipt of your Excellencys letters of the 24th. December and 19th. January, both of which came to my hand the 13th. Instant. As Colo. Enoch Innis, who has your Excellency’s Commission as County Lieutenant, has never qualified himself to act under his Commission, the command has consequently devolved on me; I have also received the Act of Assembly for recruiting this...
This day I was favoured with your Excellency’s letters of the 26th. and 27th. Ultimo; the latter requiring 242 of our Militia to March to Williamsburg in consequence of which I have given the necessary Orders; and hope they will be complied with, although from former appearences I have reason to doubt there may be some reluctance. I am sorry to inform your Excellency, that a dangerous...
Inclosed you have the Return of our Two Battalions and as I Received instructions from General Clarke not to march the Malitia untill Further Orders, So I have Gave orders for the full of Your Excellencies Demand but am afraid the orders will not Be Comply’d with by Reason of the Disaffected people amongst us (a Collecter of one of the Divisions for making up the Cloathes and Beef was...
Hampshire County, 20 Apr. 1781 . Garret Van Meter, Abel Randall, James Murphy, and George Beall, Commissioners of the Tax, state that they “have employed the bearer hereof Mr. Andrew Wodrow, to go to Richmond to bring up money, to pay off the draughts for this County, likewise to carry some very important inteligence to his Excellency the Governour” and wish his expenses to be paid....
I wrote you on the 14th. Instant, to which refer, and intended to have dispatched the bearer immediatly after. Since then he has had Orders to March with the Militia lately Ordered below, but as I conceive he will be the most proper person I can get to go down, for many reasons, have therefore given him a furlough for Twenty days, before which time is expired he can return, and then join the...