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Governor Dobbs. Decr. 22. Received April 3. Recd. Lettre of Sepr. 17 . Has accordingly wrote to Amherst, desiring him to proportion what part of the £50,000 No. Carolina to have. They have done utmost to assist No. Provinces & So. Carolina in case Aid wanted. Oblig'd, on Mr. Pitt's Letter, last Spring to send 300 Men to Ohio, could not pay them abroad, having neither money nor credit to pay their troops. Obliged to desire Genl. Forbes to advance pay, on credit of their proportion of above sum. Therefore hopes that Sum will be paid. No. Carolina has rais'd above £66,000 for King's Service, above 38 of which to assist other Provinces and gain'd by success at Duquesne.
Governor Dobbs. Febry. 6. Received April 9 - 1 Inclosure. Incloses address to King from Governor & Council, on success of arms. Assembly disoblig'd at close of Session, that council would not pass a bill, which incroach'd on His prerogative, & which he (Governor) had told them he could not pass according to instructions. Therefore Assembly would not join in Address, nor send it thro' proper channel of Governor, but have nominated Agent on their own. Call him provincial Agent, & appointed salary without Governor & Council. He is to be entirely under Junto of Assembly. Transmit their Address thro' him. Shall be oblig'd, in council, at next meeting, to appoint another Agent, as provincial Agent, under direction of Government. Congratulates on past, & wishes future successes.
Governor Dobbs. March 19. Received July 23. Writes by his son going to join his regt. at Gibraltar. Detain'd him while for King's Service to employ him in provincials, having no officer to depend on to discipline troops. He serv'd 2 campaigns in one, under Bradock, he comanded 2 Companies.In Other, in Nw. York, he comanded 3 companies, as Major. Desires countenance to him in case of applying on his own Acct., or for Province. Desires Mr. P. to continue his goodness to procure for No. Carolina dividend of £50,000 voted for So. Provinces, & to reimburse, in part, further Expences on last Lettre <Decr. 30 1757>. Congratulates on Successes in Fr. Islands.
Governor Dobbs. April 11. Received July 23. Ap. 9 recd. Lettre of Decr. 9. Summoned council to meet the 13th to consider of Place to convene Assembly. Will press Assembly to exert themselves. They can't meet before beginning May.Will take time to raise & compleat any additional troops, who can be of no service to No. where campaign must be early. If any attack on Mobile, or Mississippi, from Georgia; they may join So. Carolina, where a late Campaign will answer. No arms left. Not 200, but what lost by Deserters, or given to arm Militia on Sea Coast, & No. frontier.
Governor Dobbs. May 18. Received July 23. Could not get Assembly to meet till May 9. Are now prorogu'd without giving further Aid. They prepar'd bill, & tack'd clauses foreign to it, to increase power of a Junto of Lower House, thinking Council would not alter Money bill Council struck out tack'd clauses. Assembly insisted on them, & bill laid aside. Has sent copy to Board of Trade. Had it pass'd, would have been of no service, granting only 200 additional men, & lowering bounty from 10 to £5 a man, tho' they could not compleat them, last year, at the £10, till end July, & then must Return & be disbanded by Decr. 10, & for this compensation expected, & Agent chose to correspond, & send money to Junto of House, the power centring in the Speaker alone. Has wrote to Stanwix, that he can, by former act, send 100 men already rais'd, but no Credit to pay them out of Province, & he (Stanwix) must advance pay on credit of Dividend of £50,000; & these 2 Companies are all they have to garrison 2 Forts on Sea Coast.
Governor Dobbs. Octr. 31. Received Jany. 7. 1 Inclosure. Refers to former acct. of Cherokees, & attempt to assassinate Mr. Atkin, who was only wounded, & Creeks have secur'd murderer. Lower Cherokees have deputed to accommodate matters with Governor Lyttelton. As Upper have made no overtures, has express (who is gone on to Virginia) from Lyttelton, that troops would march the 24th, & desiring No. Carolina to cooperate has accordingly order'd provincials & militia. Congratulates on Quebec. Expects Cherokees will submit on hearing it. Hopes conquests will be pursued, till Fr. drove from Mississippi & Mobile, (to which English have prior right), & from sugar colonies. Has appointed Thanksgiving day, & incloses hymn to be then sung.
To Governor Dobbs. Jany. 7. Lettre, in nearly same words as two preceeding years, for levying same, or larger number men, for next campaign.
Governor Dobbs. Octr. 14. Received Feby. 16. Gives acct. of Cherokee affairs, as recd. by express from Governor Lyttelton, sent to desire assistance from No. Carolina & Virginia. 2 companies provincials, & militia of three frontier Counties, order'd, if war declar'd, to cooperate with Lyttelton, & obey his orders. Can't do more, till Assembly meets end of Novr. Mentions attempt made by an Indian to murder Mr. Atkin. Reasons, from all this, on necessity to drive Fr. from rivers Mobile & Mississippi.
Governor Dobbs. Jany. 21. Received June 25. 2 Inclosures. Incloses copy of treaty between Governor Lyttelton & Cherokees, on which No. Carolina militia were stopt on march, tho' little to be expected from them, as all but 80, out of 500, had deserted. Incloses Address from Council & Assembly on successes, & suggests conquest of Mississippi, Mobile, &c. &c.
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