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Correspondence of Governor Sharpe, 1757-1761
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[Sharpe to Colonel Stanwix.]
Annapolis the 25th of May 1757
Sir
Your Letter of the 12th Inst I received yesterday from Fort
Frederick where it had been left by the Person whom you
ordered to call there in his way to Fort Cumberland but I un-
derstand that he would not proceed any farther alledging
that he was unacquainted with the Road & that he did not
engage to perform that Journey. I mention this that you may
not expect him back with Answers to any Letters that you
have sent to either of the Forts in Maryland or elsewhere. I
have not sent any orders to Capt Dagworthy since our As-
sembly broke up, so I presume he will pay due obedience to
such as you have given but if the Agents who are appointed
to pay & victual our Troops by the Act of Assembly which
directs such Troops to be raised & who are not dependant on
me nor removeable while they regulate their Conduct by the
said Act should refuse to advance Capt Dagworthy & Ioshua
Beall any Pay or Provisions for themselves or their respective
Companies while they remain at Fort Cumberland as a stand-
ing Garrison I am afraid the Officers will find it a difficult
Task to keep the Men together even till they can send you
Advice of their Situation. The Musters are to be taken for
the first time the 10th of next Month when this Affair will be
determined. I wish I may be able to get both Pay & Provi-
sions issued for the Garrison of Fort Cumberland but as our
Agents are apt to look on themselves as answerable only to
the Assembly I cannot promise that they will comply with the
Requisition of either of us however reasonable our Orders
may be. The Men in the Pay of this Province when I attended
the Earl of Loudoun at Philaa amounted to about 250 as ap-
peared by the Returns which the Officers sent to me at that
place & which I presented to His Ldp. I had no power to
order any Augmentation to be made till the Assembly should
meet & grant a Sum of Money for that Purpose, indeed I
thought & told his Ldp that 500 was a reasonable Quota for
this Province to furnish & support & I could not but approve
of his Ldp's Disposition of them when they should be raised,
Letter Bk. III


 
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