George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Stanwix, 1 August 1757

From John Stanwix

Camp near Carlisle [Pa.] Augst 1st 1757

Dear Sir

in answer to the favour of yours of the 30th July I am to say as to Indian affairs Mr Atkins should know better than I but treating them with severity & not being able to carry it thrô would not do with any other sort of People[.] I had a long letter from him upon this head am glad however at last all was made up, have had a letter from the six chiefs themselves who have assured me theyr well satisfied.1

tis more than a fortnight ago that I answer’d your letter when you mention’d its being convenient to your private affairs to attend them for a fortnight, in wch letter I express’d my Concern that you should think such a thing necessary to mention to me as I am sure you would not choose to be out of call should the service require your immediate attendance,2 & hope you will always take that liberty upon your self which I hope you will now do as soon as possible & have given your Drumr3 all dispach who am Dr Sir Your most Obedt & most humble Servt

John Stanwix


1Edmond Atkin’s letter has not been found, but see particularly note 2 in GW’s letter of 30 July to Stanwix.

2Stanwix is referring to his letter to GW of 20 July. See also GW to Stanwix, 8 July 1757, n.3.

3On 24 Sept. 1757 £1 8s. 11d. was paid to Thomas Adams for “Expences going Express to Carlisle” (Va. Regimental Accounts, 1755–58, DLC:GW). Adams was a drummer in Robert Stewart’s company.

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