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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1757-1761
Volume 9, Page 332   View pdf image (33K)
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332 Correspondence of Governor Sharpe.

Letter Bk. IV to that Matter which Mr Ridout after examining the old
Records has drawn up. Inclosed I send you a Bill of Excha
for £125 & am &c.
Original. [Fauquier to Sharpe.]

Wmsburgh April 18th 1759
I am informed by Mr Thomas Walker who was commissary
for the Virginia Forces that when Fort Cumberland was
Evacuated, and the Troops of Maryland took possession of it
there were some provisions left belonging to this Colony,
which by agreement were to be paid for by Maryland or to
be replaced. Mr Walker is now going for Maryland to Settle
that acct and I beg the Favour of you to appoint some Body
to adjust that affair with him. I am with great Esteem
Sr yr most Obedt Hum. Servt
Fran: Fauquier
To his Excellcy Govr Sharpe

Letter Bk. III [Sharpe to Amherst.]

18th of April 1759 —
I now do myself the honour to acknowledge the Receit of
Your Letter dated the 16th of Feby & to inform Your Excel-
lency that immediately on my Return from Phila I met the
General Assembly of this Province & laid it before them
together with that which you were pleased to forward to me
from the Secretary of State dated the 9th of Decr A few
Days afterwards I was favoured with Your Letter of the 28th
Ult & another from Mr Secretary Pitt dated the 23d of Ianuary
last which I likewise sent to the House of Assembly together
with a Message of which I take the Liberty to inclose a Copy
but I am sorry to inform Your Excellcy that they were not to
be induced by any thing which I could say or do to persue
different Measures from those that they adhered to last year
which the Gentlemen who compose our Upper House of
Assembly think unjust & unconstitutional & therefore will
never agree to. As I presume Your Excellency would not
wish to be troubled with a particular Account or Detail of the
Objections that have been made by our Upper House of
Assembly to the Supply Bill which having been now offered
them five times in less than 18 Months has been by them as
often rejected I shall not detain Your Excellency longer than
to inform you that as soon as I perceived the People of this
Province or at least a Majority of their Representatives would

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