Letter of John Thornton, 1757 Oct. 29.
Contains a letter from John Thornton, Williamsburg, to [Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddie] regarding complaints against Col. John Spotswood for giving commissions to Thomas Estis, Aaron Bledsoe, Charles Lewis, & Benjamin Pendleton. In addition, Thornton accuses Spotswood of drinking & using scandalous language. Lastly, Thornton recommends Fielding Lewis in case of a sudden call to the defense of the frontier. Thornton also includes a postscript listing the names of all the militia officers of Spotsylvania County.