Ralph Wormeley letter to Wlliam Blathwayt, 1695 August 16

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On thursday the Eight of this month Sir Edmond Andros
&ca with the best Solemnity wee were capeable, Layd the
Foundacion of the College their Majesties were gratiously pleased
to grant us, which I feare for want of good Workemen will
not be finished in the tyme was hoped and desired!

As yet wee heare nothing of the French
Squadron designed for these Western parts, either from
the Islands or Mayne. Our Fleets being gon hence wee
are not worth their Visiting; however his Excellency has
putt the Militia into the best posture it will admitt, the
planters being very bare of armes &ca their Labours scarce
fournishing them with Clothes and tooles!

The Northern Indians have given us
Some disturbance at the heads of oour Rivers this Spring
and Summer; if any farther design on us, 'twill be at
the Indians=Corne Ripening!

The Governor of New Yorke has dem=
anded the Quota of two hundred and forty men to
be sent fromhence the first of may next; Wee have
had noe Supplies from England Since warrs, which
makes men fitt for Souldiers scarce with us!

This by the way of
Bristoll is sent to kiss your hands and ay part
of those great respects that is due from

honored Sir
Your most humble & obedient
Ralph Wormeley

Virginia: August the 16th.. 1695!

Esquire Blaithwayt

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Wormeley, Ralph, 1650-1701, “Ralph Wormeley letter to Wlliam Blathwayt, 1695 August 16,” William Blathwayt papers at the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed July 4, 2022, https://cwfblathwayt.omeka.net/items/show/919.