George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Adam Stephen, 27 July 1758

From Adam Stephen

Camp near Raes Town July 27th 1758


There is nothing new here—By last accounts the General was indisposd & had not left Carlisle, on Sunday.

By all reports, there has been a great miscarriage at an Enemy’s post calld the Saw-Mill within two miles of Ticonderogo—We have no distinct account of the affair, nor is it known here, who Commanded the Attack; It is imagind that the Advanced Party, or rather First Division, made too great hast forward; before the Body of the Army were at hand to Support them.1

I expect you soon will have the Regiment together, but as you will have an interview with Col. Bouquet in a few days I shall refer saying anything of it.

The purport of your meeting is to Consult measures for expediting matters, & the Roads will be the Chief Subject, I give you this hint, that you may have in readiness, what is to be said on that head, and am with respect Sir, your most Obt hubl. Servt

Adam Stephen


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