1. At this time GW had returned from a largely unsuccessful attempt to raise men in Frederick County and was engaged in recruiting men and supplies in Alexandria. See also GW to Dinwiddie, 7 Mar. 1754.
“From George Washington to Robert Dinwiddie, 3 March 1754 [letter not found],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified October 5, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-01-02-0035. [Original source: The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, vol. 1, 7 July 1748 – 14 August 1755, ed. W. W. Abbot. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1983, p. 71.]