WILLIAMSBURG, November 8, 1776.
The officers of the 2d regiment who are now recruiting will please to inform me immediately of their success, and so soon as their companies are completed to repair without loss of time to Williamsburg. Letters directed to me near Fredericksburg. ALEX: SPOTSWOOD, Lieutenant colonel of 2d regiment.
Virginia Gazette (Purdie) November 8, 1776
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Alexander Spotswood, grandson of Royal Governor Alexander Spotswood (1710-22), became a brigadier general in the Revolution. He and his brother John were educated at Eton and like their father, aligned themselves with the patriot cause. John Spotswood Sr. had settled at his home, Newpost, in Spotsylvania County, and both of his sons were prominent citizens in the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania County area.
Sources: WMQ, 2(1)118;VMHB v25,180-89