George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Adam Stephen, 14 July 1758

From Adam Stephen

Camp at Raestown July 14th 1758


I wrote yesterday, intended by Capt. Bosomworth but was out when he sett off.

Nothing new Since, only two men have deserted Viz. John Clandinnon1 a damnable tall fellow & Adam Clandinnon his brother inlisted lately by Lt Charles Smith—I have sent Advertisements through pennsylvania, & have trusted to the Officers of their Companies to send you by this Opportunity.

I have thirteen of Capt. Flemings Company left here sick, one of Capt. Field’s Company had his Leg broke yesterday & another cut himself much on the Road, These besides our own sick, are a Burthen to me, which would be much relievd by a Surgeons mate—I Expected Mr Johnston yesterday, And Beg—you will order him off immediatly if the Bearer shoud find him at Fort Cumberland.2 I am with Respect, Sir, your most Obt hbl. Sert

Adam Stephen


1John Clendennin (Clandinnon), who had land on the Cowpasture River, was in the Augusta County militia.

2Robert Johnston, surgeon of the 2d Virginia Regiment, arrived at GW’s camp from Raystown on 11 July (GW to Bouquet, 13 July [first letter]).

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