George Washington Papers

After Orders, 10 May 1756

After Orders

[Winchester, 10 May 1756]

After Orders.

The party ordered to Conogochieg,1 is to be of the men enlisted by Captain Bell, Lieutenant Campbell, Ensigns Deane and Fleming;2 as they will be left there with their captain. And the men belonging to the other companies, now under Captain Bell, be brought up in their room—If there should be more men here belonging to those Officers, than the number ordered, they are all to go. As soon as this party is paraded, the Officer must wait on Colonel Washington to let him know it. He will review them before they go.


2Lt. John Campbell and Ens. John Deane (Dean) were both officers in Capt. David Bell’s company at Maidstone. William Fleming had been the ensign in Bell’s company until GW ordered him, on 28 Oct. 1755, to join Capt. Peter Hog’s 1st company of the Virginia Regiment at Fort Dinwiddie in Augusta County.

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