George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Callender, 20 October 1755

To Robert Callender

[Winchester, 20 October 1755]

To Mr Robert Calender.

Mr Gist being appointed Captain of a Company of Scouts, and informing me that you had a mind to engage in our Service—I thought it expedient to acquaint you, that if you can assist him in Recruiting some likely young Fellows, acquainted with the woods, that you will meet with proper Encouragement for so doing; either by receiving a post among us, or full Satisfaction for your trouble. I am &c.



Robert Callender (d. 1776), an Indian trader in Pennsylvania and an associate of George Croghan, did not join the Virginia Regiment but was commissioned in the Pennsylvania Regiment in Oct. 1756.

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