George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Joseph Edwards, 21 April 1756

To Joseph Edwards

[Winchester, 21 April 1756]

To Mr Edwards.

Captain Harrison informs me, his Provision will fall short in a few days. It is impossible for one1 at this time to grant him a supply. I must desire, therefore, you would assist him. For whatever he expends, I will take care you shall receive a reasonable satisfaction. If you fail in this point, I am under an absolute necessity of Ordering his Detachment to this place. Yours &c.



Joseph Edwards, an early settler of the region, owned land on both sides of the Cacapon River. He had fortified his house some years before this.

1The copyist may have misread “me” for “one.”

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