Charles Steuart letter to Francis Fauquier, 1762 November 25 : manuscript copy

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Charles Steuart letter to Francis Fauquier, 1762 November 25 : manuscript copy

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November 25th, 1762

Sir

I had the honor to write you the 23d & to
forward a Letter wrote by order of the Spanish Commandant
This accompanies another which I am told contains
something that was omitted in the former ~

He was easier & better yesterday than the Day before
but complained of pains all over his Body, & has been
at sometimes a little delirious: The other Gentlemen
told me very seriously yesterday that they were still
apprehensive of further Danger, and intended to write
to your Honour to desire your Protection & that they
might be removed to some place of greater Security. -
I assured them they had nothing to fear, that all the
people, excepting those concerned in the riot, abhorred the
Treatment they had met with and were ready to protect
them, & that such Order was taken that they might depend
upon it no Injury would be done to them

They were pleased to say that they would be advised by
me in every thing and that as I told them they were safe
they -

Lieut. Govr. Fauquier

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they would think themselves so, but to make them
still easier I apply'd to the Mayor, who went with an
Interpreter and gave them the like Assurances, and they
on their parts have given strict Orders to their Officers
and people that the greatest Care be taken to avoid
giving Offence

I am with the utmost Respect
Sir
your honours most obdt hble Servt.
Cha Steuart

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2 (Copy) November 25. 1762

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Steuart, Charles, 1725-1797, “Charles Steuart letter to Francis Fauquier, 1762 November 25 : manuscript copy,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed January 27, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/444.

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