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Letter from Robert Carter to Major John Fitzhugh, November 20, 1728
Robert Carter as commander of the militia in the Northern Neck writes to Major John Fitzhugh of Stafford County, November 20, 1728, concerning militia appointments in that county, and directing Fitzhugh to consult Colonel George Mason about them.
Letter from Robert Carter to Major John Fitzhugh,
November 20, 1728
Corotoman, [Lancaster County, Virginia]
Novr. the 20th. 1728
Majr. John Fitzhugh
has had his commission from the Governor
so has your cousin and your Self I brought home with me blank
Commissions for all the rest of the Officers of the Militia in your county but
I do not care to fill them up without Colonel Mason ]'s] and your
Advice and Assistance I now send you a Copy of the last I had from
you which I reckon now wants alterations and regulations --
whether any of your Captains are Dead I dont know Perhaps there
are Some that will refuse I desire you will consult Colonel Mason
as soon as you can and let me have a full list of the Captains
[t] hat will Serve and you approve of I would have this as soon as
[y] ou can have a meeting with Colonel Mason Although this winter
[s] eason we have no reason we have no reason [sic
to be in great
haste As for the under Officers I think it will be most proper to let
the respective Captains please themselves I am
Your most humble Servt: --
Source copy consulted:
Robert Carter Letter Book, 1727 April 13-1728 July 23, Carter Family Papers, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond.
The county and colony have been added for clarity to the heading on the draft.
 John Fitzhugh (d. 1733) of Stafford County, a younger son of William Fitzhugh of "Bedford." He was a burgess from Stafford in 1727. ( "The Fitzhugh Family." Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.
 George Mason III (c. 1690-1735), justice, sheriff, burgess, and county lieutenant of Stafford County, father of the constitutional theorist. (Copeland and MacMaster, The Five George Masons.
; and George Harrison Sanford King, The Register of Overwharton Parish Stafford County Virginia 1723-1758 And Sundry Historical and Genealogical Notes
. [Fredericksburg, VA: privately printed, 1961.]
This text, originally posted in 2004, was revised January 19, 2015, to strengthen the modern language version text.