George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Andrew Lewis, 8 April 1757

From Andrew Lewis

Augusta Apl the 8th 1757


I have no Instruction at this time by which I Can act. I have Been at Wmsburg Latly as the Governor was not at home Nothing Could be Done. Tho. I Represented the Destresed Condition of the Frunters in as Just a manner as in my Power, I was Referd to you Sir for furder Orders. as it was Suposed you would Receive Orders from Lord Loudon. my Remaining longer here will be of no Service. I impationatly weat your Orders which Shall be Strictly Observed.

When I was at Wmsburg I heard of 180 Cherokees Coming to Virginia but has not Since heard more of them—As there is no Assistance ordred from Our Nighbouring County Our Forts will soon be Deserted.1 I am Sir you Most Obedean Servt

Andw Lewis

ALS, DLC:GW. GW erroneously docketed this letter “3d Apl 1757.”

1Andrew Lewis left Williamsburg in late March. See William Fairfax to GW, 22, 31 Mar. 1757. He arrived in Winchester from Augusta County on 21 April with a party of 148 Cherokee. See George Mercer to GW, 24 April 1757.

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