From John Blagg
May the 11th 1758
I Have in Listed twenty two men & thare is Eight or teen more that Has Promised if Can Gitt the money to Give them for thay will Nott take orders for aney Part the officers of the New Rigiment Has Made a Pactiss of Giving the full Bounty So that thay are Nott to be Gott with out[.] Pray send me some Money Down for I Have Borrowed upwards of a Hundred Pound in town & Promised to Return it before I Left this[.]1 Colo. Stephen Has a Return of the Stores which I Sent up by Serjt Edmonson2 I am Sir with Respect Your Hum. Sert
Lt. John Blagg of the Virginia Regiment, a member of the Virginia forces since December 1754, returned to Virginia in November 1757 from South Carolina where he had gone with Lt. Col. Adam Stephen and Capt. George Mercer the previous June.
1. Blagg had been recruiting in the Fredericksburg area and probably was writing from there.
2. The return of stores has not been found. Thomas Edmondson of Essex County was on 13 July 1756 a 25–year-old corporal in Capt. Charles Lewis’s company of the Virginia Regiment.