George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Bacon, 28 October 1755

To John Bacon

[Winchester, 28 October 1755]

To Lieutenant Bacon, of the Maryland Independant Company.

As those Stockades on Pattersons Creek, are only intended by way of cover to the Rangers, and as a Receptacle now and then for Provisions; you are desired not to plan any work, which requires much time to execute—We have neither men nor Tools, to carry on the undertaking with vigour.1 I am &c.



1For GW’s instructions with regard to the fortifications on Patterson Creek, see GW to John Bacon, 26 Oct. 1755, and GW to William Cocks and John Ashby, 27 Oct. 1755.

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