"Robert Orme, the author of this journal, entered
the army as an ensign in the 35th Foot. On 16th Sept. 1745, he exchanged into the Coldstreams,
of which he became a lieutenant, April 24, 1751.
He was never raised to a captaincy, though always spoken as such. He probably obtained a leave of absence to accompany General Braddock, with whom he was a great favorite. He was an honest and capable man, says Shirley (VI. C. R., 404),
and it was fortunate that the General was so
much under his influence. He brought letters of introduction from Thomas Penn to Gov. Morris
(II. P. A., 195), and seems to have made a most favorable impression on all whom he encountered."
Braddock's Expedition: A Monograph.
A Publication of the
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Edited from the original manuscripts
by Winthrop Sargent, M.A.
Member of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 1856. Page 283.