To James Innes
[Scalping Camp, Pa., 2 July 1755]
To Govr Innis of Fort Cumberland
I shoud take it infinitely kind, if you wd be good enough to dispatch, by the first safe oppertunitys any Letters’s that you
may receive either to, or from me; for I have been greatly surprisd at not r[e]ceiveing any
Letter’s from my Friends since I came out; and must impute it to miscarriage, somewhere, for I am certain it cannot be owing to their not writing.
I have been excessively ill, but am now recovering from violent Fevers & Pains, of wch my disorder consisted.
The Doctors forbid m
y writi ng,1 as very injurious to my health, therefore I cannot have the pleasure of giving you a particular acct of our situation &ca, but I shall refer you to Mr Caton,2 who has had an oppertunity of seeing the whole. I am Yr most Obt Servt
LB (original), DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.
1. GW intended this word to be “write” in his revised text although he did not literally change the final “i” to an “e.”
2. Mr. Caton is probably Thomas Caton of Frederick County.