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In Case Mr Hamilton should, according to his Desire, be remov’d to any other Station than that he is now in, we would recommend to your Notice Mr Kennedy who by his Diligence, Modesty and Complacency has gained the Esteem of all the Officers that have been acquainted with him since he has done the Duty of Commissary & whom we all think worthy to be prefered to the Post Mr Hamilton bears and...
Thursday and Friday last came to Town 148 Cherokees, with Major Lewis, and yesterday I spoke to them, as they did not chuse an Interview sooner. Wauhatchee the Head Warriour, after I had told him among many other things, that I was sorry we had not timely Notice of their Coming, that the Governour would have ordered the necessary presents for them, but they might depend upon every thing they...
Since my last to you, we have held Council after Council every day with the Indians. They seem at last pretty well satisfied, and a Party of them sett out this Day to War; the others will follow so soon as they get their Shoes made. There is a great Scarcity of Deer Skins, and I am obliged to send thro’ the whole County to provide them. Inclosed are two Letters from the Head Warriours to the...
I wrote you Viâ Philadelphia a few Days after my Arrival, but as We have certain Advice of that Vessel’s calling in at Cape Francois, I set down to write you the same as near as I can guess, only adding the News that We have had in the Interim. No Doubt youl expect a particular and authentic Account of this Place and its Inhabitants—I shall endeavor to satisfy you in both as far as my...
Tho. I have not been favored with an Answer to one of the many Letters I have wrote you since I came here, yet I will not let any Opportunity slip, agreeable to my Promise; as I shall attribute this, to your Letters miscarrying, for I woud not suppose but you have wrote. Notwithstanding every Precaution which the Governor pretended he had taken, to have Us regularly paid, We have already been...
The four Days Provision We brought from Fort Cumberland, exclusive of Monday, will be exhausted to morrow Night, and as I am so little advanced and no Waggon Road to Raes Town, I find it impossible to send there for a Supply. I have detached a Serjeant & 15 Men with three Waggons which I beg you will dispatch to Me again to Day with Provision, I imagine what those three Waggons will bring may...
Colo. Bouquet has directed the Command to return to you, but desires Me to remain here till the General arrives who is expected this Day. This Camp furnishes no News. We expect to hear of a Party of Shawnesse & Delawares having joined you, one of the Pennsylvania Light Horse having assured Us that he saw 30 or 40 come in the Day he left Fort Cumberland. I am Dr Sr Your most obedt humble...
I know you will excuse Me for addressing you on so coarse so common Paper, when I assure you tis the best our Town affords. Had your Favor reached my Hands a few Minutes later, I shoud have lost this Opportunity of acknowledging the Receipt of it; for my Express was already mounted. You are not the first Person that has been deceived by the Gentlemen in Black; but whoever gave you such...
I have just received a Letter from Bullitt wrote in his own Style, concerning my Application for the Surveyor’s Place on the Ohio, affirming that I was told, “ when I applyd thro. Washington to the Commissary, that the Place was engaged to him ” this you know to be false, and I am sure he never heard so; you may well remember our Conversation on the Occasion, in going down to the Capitol, We...
Letter not found: from George Mercer, 28 Mar. 1770. On 7 Nov. 1771 GW wrote to Mercer : “I have been favourd with two Letters from You—one of them dated the 28th of March 1770.”