George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Robert Dinwiddie, 1 June 1756

From Robert Dinwiddie

Williamsburg June 1st 1756


The Bearer hereof Mr Richd Baker has been very active in getting Men from the Isle of White County & unless he had engag’d to go with them none wou’d have enlisted, his Friends have applied to me for a Commission, which I cou’d not regularly give, not knowing what Vacancies may be. I therefore take this Method of recommending him to You, & if You can fill up a Vacancy by giving him a Commission, it shall be approv’d of by me.1 I remain Sir Your most humble Servt

Robt Dinwiddie


1Richard Baker, a brother of Lt. James Baker of the Virginia Regiment, was clerk of Isle of Wight County. He represented his county in the House of Burgesses from 1768 until the time of his death in 1771. GW did not give Baker a commission in the regiment.

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