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Title Letter [manuscript]: Williamsburg [Va.], to Governor [Robert Hunter] Morris, 1755 Nov. 12
Author Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor, Robert (1693-1770)
Date
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Letter written on Nov. 12, 1755 by Virginia Lieutenant Governor Dinwiddie to Robert Hunter Morris, Governor of Pennsylvania. In this letter Dinwiddie writes about the progress of the French and Indian War and regrets that Virginia is unable to supply Pennsylvania with arms for the defence of her border.
Names Morris, Robert Hunter (c.1700-1764); Dunbar, Colonel
Places Susquehanna River, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Williamsburg, United States
Keywords governor, government, armed forces, colonial forces, British Colonialism, French and Indian Wars, border, weapon, supplies, France, fort, militia
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information Robert Dinwiddie, merchant and colonial administrator, was appointed lieutenant governor of Virginia in 1751, a post he held until 1758. From the outbreak of the French and Indian War, Dinwiddie was constantly seeking intercolonial cooperation and eventually led the defeat of the French along the western frontier of Virginia.
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 953
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue