George Washington Papers

Memorandum, 10 October 1755


[10 October 1755]

At this place1 I pressed Horses, and Rode immediately to Lord Fairfax’s and Winchester; and finding every thing in the utmost confusion, and no certain accounts of the Enemy; I hired two Scouts to go to the Branch, and Endeavour to procure Intelligence:2 by them I wrote as followeth.


1GW was in Fredericksburg.

2They were probably James Sands and Power Hazel. See GW to William Cocks and John Ashby, and his Press Warrant, both of this date. In his accounts, 28 Nov. 1755, GW records having paid “Heasel and Sands” £4 6s. 5d. for “Express to So. Branch.”

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