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The Country have come to a Resolution, to Raise Sixteen Companies, to be Formed into a Regiment; the command of which they have honoured me with; and were kind enough to allow me the Liberty of appointing my Field Officers. In consequence of which I have commissioned you, Major, and must desire you will, so soon as Captain Hogg arrives, to take the command of your Company; repair to...
You are hereby ordered, to repair to Fredericksburgh immediately upon the arrival of Captain Hogg; who is to take the command of your Company: And upon applying to Mr Dick, you will meet with your Commission and Instructions—You must, before you quit your Company, be careful in collecting an exact Return of the Effectives, and non-effectives; the State of their Arms of all sorts; the...
Instructions for Major Lewis. 1st So soon as you arrive in Town, you are to take upon you the Command of the Troops that are Recruited, and brought in from the different Counties by the several Officers: and after Reviewing, you are to Receive and reject such men as fall under the enclosed Instructions; which were delivered to each Recruiting Officer, to Regulate his Conduct by. 2dly You are...
You are to March all the Recruits, now Rendezvousing in Fredericksburgh, under the conduct of the following Officers: viz. Captain Henry Woodward, Captain Charles Lewis; Lieutenants John Edward Lomax, and Peter Steenbergen; Ensigns Hubbard and George Weedon, to Winchester immediately; using the utmost Dispatch in your March. You are to leave Orders with Captain Spotswood, to Recruit...
You are hereby ordered to send out Parties to gather the Corn at the Plantations of those people, who are supposed to be killed or taken prisoners by the Indians, and have it secured for the Publick; taking a particular account of what is gathered from each Plantation. You are also to send out small Parties to protect the Country People, while they gather their Corn that is near the Fort. When...
In pursuance of Commands from the Governor to me, you are hereby ordered to proceed to Augusta, and there to take upon you the command of Captain Hogg’s Company; three Companies of Rangers, and such Cherokee Indians as you shall find there; and march them to such place or places, and obey such order or orders, as the Governor shall direct. Given under my Hand &c. at Winchester, December 27th...
I Received a Letter from Capt. Paris Deated the 21t of ⟨thi⟩s Month, he tels me that he Sent for Guns and other Necessarys for the Indians with him. the Indians are highly pleased with the Arms and the Large preparations made for them the wareour proposed sending a Runar to the Nation with one of the guns, and Likewis to Aqueant them what is provided for them. he makes no Dout of a great...
I have no Instruction at this time by which I Can act. I have Been at Wmsburg Latly as the Governor was not at home Nothing Could be Done. Tho. I Represented the Destresed Condition of the Frunters in as Just a manner as in my Power, I was Referd to you Sir for furder Orders. as it was Suposed you would Receive Orders from Lord Loudon. my Remaining longer here will be of no Service. I...
Letter not found: to Andrew Lewis, 2 June 1757. On 3 June 1757 GW wrote to Lewis : “In a letter which I wrote to you yesterday. . . .”
In a letter which I wrote to you yesterday, I desired that the Indians might not be brought to this place if it cou’d possibly be avoided: Since which, the Honble Edmund Atkin, Esquire; superintendant of Indian Affairs, is arrived; and desires to hold a conference with them here. No bad consequences are likely to ensue by bringing them from the Frontiers (of which, however, you are to judge...
I have just received intelligence from Capt. Dagworthy and Major Livingston, that they were informed by six cherokee indians, of a large body of French and Indians being on their march towards Fort Cumberland. You are therefore ordered to use every method (by means of the indians &c.) to gain intelligence of the real design and approach of this body of the Enemy: and if you find that they are...
By George Washington Esq; Colonel of the Virginia Regimt and Commander of all the Virginia Forces. To Major Andrew Lewis— Sir, You are to proceed to Fredericksburgh—where you are to remain for the reception of the Draughts for the Regiment. You are to take their names, size, complexion, age, country, and former employment; and the Officers names who deliver them: specifying the number you...
You are ordered forthwith to march with all the Draughts which are at this place belonging to your own company & Capt. Woodwards, together with Capt. Spotswoods, to Dickinsons plantation, on the cow-pasture; where I expect you will meet Captn Woodward on his march to Vauses. When a junction of these three companies is formed, you are, if the ravages of the Enemy, and circumstances of the...
Last Night I arrived here in Order to fall upon sume Method to Ingage provitions for the troop Stationed in this County—his honr the governor has ordred me to Regulate the Militia of this County. & as there is a General Muster here this Day it is part of my Business. As soon as Capt. Woodward arived at Fort Lyttelton Lt Bullat Marched & Joined me at Dickensons Fort Sume Days Before I left...
To Major Lewis— Sir, Fort L[oudou]n April 21st 1758. I do not yet know, whether any of the Levies raised by the newly appointed Officers, in consequence of the late act of Assembly, will fall to our share; and as we want about 130 men to complete the virginia Regiment; I earnestly recommend, that you will use the most efficacious means in your power to recruit your quota in Augusta, and its...
To Major Lewis. Sir. [Fort Loudoun] April 26th 1758. I have this instant and not before, received the Presidents orders to direct the Captains of the 1st Virginia Regimt to compleat their Companies with all possible expedition, to 1,00 Rank & file each. The enclosed is a copy of the Instructions which I have given the Officers sent out from this place. You may give the same to yours; with this...
To Major Lewis Sir. Ft L[oudou]n the 21st May, 1758. Immediately upon receipt of this, you are to put a stop to Recruiting, and to call in all your Officers who are employed on this Duty. You are not to receive any but good Men; and those to be according to the Instructions I sent to you. I was in hopes that, by this time, your companies would have been relieved, and you on your march for this...
To Major Lewis [Fort Loudoun, 24 May 1758 ] Sir. I can not order your march to this place in more effectual words, or in a more effectual manner, than by enclosing you a Copy of my Orders from Sir John St Clair. You will see by these, that not a moment shou’d be lost in beginning your march, nor the least delay in prosecuting it to this—You will also see, the necessity of providing for your...
I have the hapenass of Aquenting you that I ame in perfict helth. and tho. I had the Missfortun of being made prisenor the 14 Last month, ame as hapy and much more So, then I could have Expected under Such Sircomstances. Nothing this Country Can afford but I have in plenty, with the Greatest Complesance. The time as well as mannar of my Being releved I ame a Strangear to. Cash I have non...
To the Kings most Excellent Majesty The Memorial of George Washington, Adam Stephen, and Andrew Lewis Esquires in behalf of themselves and the rest of the surviving Officers and Soldiers who enlisted in the Service of your Majesties late royal Grandfather (of blessed memory) for the Defence and Security of your Majesties Colony and Dominion of Virginia. Most humbly Sheweth That the French and...
Letter not found: to Andrew Lewis, 20 Dec. 1769. On 1 Mar. 1770 Lewis wrote to GW: “I had not the pleasure of receiving your favour deated at Williamsburg the 20th of Last Decemr before Yesterday.”
I had not the pleasure of receiving your favour deated at Williamsburg the 20th of Last Decemr before Yesterday. all the officers that had the honr of Serving under you in the year 1754 as well as the Solds. must with gratitude acknowlidge the Service you have done them by obtaining a Location of their Lands. I am well pleased with Mr Walthes preserving the memorm I put in his hand and Laying...
Your favour by Mr Young I recd and am Sorry, As Matters have turned out that I did not insted of returning You Your Warants &c. Put them in the hands of the diffrant Surveyers which would have saved you the expence of this Express. however this is the Only loss You can sustain on that Account As fare as I can judge for I have keept it a secreat, that those two Surveys You Send the Work of are...
In looking over my memorandums, I find that my own warrant for 5,000 acres of Land, was directed to the Surveyor of Botetourt, and executed in part by Mr Lewis your Son, for 2,950 acres. Recollecting at the same time to have heard the little Kanhawa spoken of as a temporary boundary between your county and Augusta, and having a survey on the lower side of that river as inclosed, for 1800...
By Colo. Braxton, who is chose to represent this Colony in general congress, and who will in a few days set out for Phileda, I take the Liberty of writeing you, and would have done so Long er now, and more then once, had I been in the way of oppertunity. Anything I can say with regard to the procedings ⟨o⟩f the detestable Lord Dunmore, is published in the Gazette; and of course will ⟨g⟩et to...
I was much disappointed at not perceiving your name in the list of Major Generals lately made by the Congress: And most sincerely wish that the neglect may not induce You to abandon the service. Let me beseech You to reflect That the period is now arrived, when our most vigorous Exertions are wanted—when it is highly and indispensably necessary for Gentlemen of Abilities in any Line, but more...
I am uneasy at not being reinforced by some of the new Recruits from Virginia—I had hopes, That in Compliance with the Order of Congress, some time since published, such a number of Parts of Regiments would have taken the Field, as would have enabled me to strike a Blow of Importance this Winter—Disappointed in this, I must entreat You to issue immediate Orders in the most peremptory manner to...
I have been asked in such a Manner by the Board of this State to attend as a Commissioner in this quarter that I knew not how to refuse tho I had but little hopes of having it in my power to be of real Service, as a Treaty with the Indians I believed to be what was principally in View. I arrived at this place on the 1st Instant but found neither Indians, Agent, or Commissioner, from the State...
Your favor of the 8th of Augt came safe to my hands, tho delayed in the conveyance. I am very glad that the Board prevailed on you to act as a Commissioner at Fort Pitt tho I am apprehensive the end designed, so far as an Indian treaty was in view, will not be answered by it; and am sorry that you met with so many disappointments in the beginning on acct of the non-attendance of the Gentn on...
Your Excellencys Favour of the 15th of October came to my Hand the 20th of December. I should have done myself the Honour of writing you before this Time, had I been favoured with a Conveyance, and even now the Prospect of this reaching you is not so good as I could wish—The several Matters you was pleased to mention to me respecting the Situation and Circumstances of your Army, & that of the...