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Letter of Capt. Mariot Arbuthnot, 1756 Apr. 11.

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Judge you therefore gentlemen how unhappy I must be when I tell you it leaves me no room to break those directions. Give in leave therefore to say that all that is left me is that if you write Mr. Spry desiring my imidiate return fer the security of this colony. Or send a conveyance to him requesting my tarrying [here?].p Either of those will make me very happy because it will give me an opertunity to render my self Gent: Your most obedt. most oblijed servt. Guarland Norfolk April ye. 11th 1756 Mr. Arbuthnott His majesty’s council at Williamsburgh Virginia