George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Dagworthy, 17 June 1757

From John Dagworthy

Fort Cumberland [Md.] June 17th 1757


Yesterday in the Evening Six Indians arrived from Fort Du Quesne who left that Place last Sunday & Brought with them two Scalps which they took within a hundred yards of the Fort, I learn from them that the Fireing of the Cannon & Small Arms which I mentioned in my last was occasioned by a large Scouting Party leaving that Place to come this way, they say the Indians who came in before made a false Report as to their bringing Waggons and Artillery & Account for it by their being young Warriors & much Frightned, this last Party lay some time in sight of the Fort but could not Discover either Waggons or Horses & but few Men,1 I am sir Your most humble Servt

Jno. Dagworthy


1When GW received this letter on 21 June, the excitement about a French invasion was put to rest. See GW to John Stanwix, and to Dinwiddie, both 21 June 1757.

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