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Extract printed in The Pennsylvania Gazette , January 8, 1756. Jacob Levan, Esq; was sent by us to hear the Particulars of the Affair at Gnadenhutten, and fearing to go alone, sent Fifty-six Men over the Mountains on Saturday Evening, and on Sunday followed them with seventeen more. As soon as they got to the Top of the Hill, they saw all the white People running up, and the Indians running on...
2Orders, 6 January 1756 (Washington Papers)
Whereas it has been represented to Colonel Washington, that Ensign Dekeyser has been guilty of a breach of the twenty-third article of War; by behaving in a manner unbecoming the character of a Gentleman, and an Officer—He is ordered to appear before a Court of enquiry, which will sit to examine into the complaint to-morrow at ten of the clock. The Court to consist of nine Officers; none under...
3Memorandum, 6 January 1756 (Washington Papers)
Wrote to Ensign Buckner at Alexandria, to take John Berry, a Servant of Mr William West, who is willing to enlist; and to give up Jacob Funkhouser in his place. LB , DLC:GW . William West operated an ordinary in Fairfax County (now Loudoun County) , and Mordecai Buckner was the quartermaster for the Virginia Regiment. GW noted in a Memorandum of 11–14 Jan. that the exchange of Funkhouser for...
4Memorandum, 6 January 1756 (Washington Papers)
It was the judgment of the Court of Enquiry this morning held upon Thomas Norris; that he is legally and duly enlisted; as per copy of proceedings. LB , DLC:GW . After Thomas Norris “acknowledged he took the [enlistment] money but did not take it with an intention of being a Soldier,” the court chose to accept the word of the witnesses Lt. Walter Steuart and Sgt. William Hughes that Norris...