George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Dagworthy, 14 June 1757

From John Dagworthy

Fort Cumberland [Md.] June 14. 1757.


Six Cherokee Indians who just now came from Fort Du Quesne, say that six days ago they saw a large body of troops march from that garrison, with a number of waggons & a train of artillery, & by their route, must intend an attack on this garrison.1 I am, Sir, Yr most humble servt

Jno. Dagworthy.

Sprague transcript, DLC:GW.

1For further details of the report of a French invasion, see James Livingston to GW, 14 June 1757. The almost identical letter from Dagworthy which Gov. Horatio Sharpe gave the Maryland Council on 18 June 1757 has this postscript: “P.S. Two Days afterwards these Indians saw the Army on their March on the Side of the Place where Braddock was defeated” (Browne, Proceedings of Md. Council, 1753–1761 description begins William Hand Browne, ed. “Correspondence of Gov. Horatio Sharpe, 1754–1765.” In Archives of Maryland, vol. 31 (Baltimore, 1911): 469-572. description ends , 227).

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