George Washington Papers

George Mercer to John Blagg, 8 April 1756

George Mercer to John Blagg

[Winchester, 8 April 1756]

To Lieutenant John Blagg. of the Virginia Regiment.

As there is a stronger party of the militia now to join you than was expected, Colonel Washington Orders, that, if upon a consultation with the Inhabitants of the place and the officers of the Militia, it is thought best to pursue the Enemy, you join them with your party.1 You are to observe your first Orders, to send all the intelligence you can procure of the Enemy. I am &c.

G:M. Aid de camp.


1In his orders to Blagg on 7 April 1756 to go “to Joseph Edwards’s on Great Capecapon,” GW cautioned him about pursuing “the Enemy.”

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