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I arriv’d here last night where I found Colo. Stephens, Mr Boyd & Mr Gordon, and as the latter returns immediatly to Fort Cumberland Colo. Stephens thinks it unecessary to send any Express; I by Mr Gordon send for Serjt Hughs and a return of the Troop, which when recd will transmit ⅌ first oppy or by Express if any other Papers should ere then come to hand, there’s no Letters but those...
I sent to the Fort for a Return of the Troop, and was informd that it was included in the General Return, which was regularly Transmitted You; however if you choose to have a seperate Return of the Troop including the small Detachmt at the Grass Guard, You’ll Please singifie it by Mr Boyd’s return hither, and I shall be particularly carefull in having it done exactly to your Orders. As Colo....
3Court-Martial, 2 May 1756 (Washington Papers)
At a General Court-Martial, Held at Winchester, the second day of May, 1756. Captain Robert Stewart, President. Captain Woodward } { Captain Lewis Captain Spotswood Members Captain Harrison Lieutenant Stark Lieutenant Hall Lieutenant Bullet Lieutenant Eustace Lieutenant John Lomax, accused of neglect of Duty, in not covering the Retreat of a Detachment, under command of Captain John Mercer,...
Letter not found: from Robert Stewart, 23 May 1756. On 26 May 1756 GW wrote to Stewart : “I received yours of the 23d instant.”
I last night had the pleasure of receiving your favours of Yesterday and am glad you are safely return’d The Spirrit of Desertion was of late so prevalent here, that I once dreaded no other expediant than Hanging or shooting could affectually crush it. One Rollins who keeps a little tippling House here is in some measure the cause of that infamous and pernicious practice when I first arrived...
I just recd yours of yesterday by Rollines and upon Examination it appears that what he complain’d off to you are literally as follows Vizt. Amongst the other precautions I had taken to prevent Drunkeness and Irregularity which by Rollines’s means then became prevalent amongst the Soldiers here, I order’d the Officer of the Guard to visit the Tippling House every Night sometime after Tatoo...
I recd your favours by Capt. Gist and agreeable thereto Capt. Bell, he, their Ensigns & Men Marches this day for Fort Cumberland Capt. Gist could not get ready sooner there now remains here only the Sick and my own Men, who till within these few days have been all well and are now turning Sick when the Duty is become hardest, theres 3 of them Sick 2 Lame and 1 Confin’d for Mutiny; I have sent...
Letter not found: from Robert Stewart, 21 July 1756. On 22 July 1756 GW wrote to Stewart: “This instant I received yours of yesterdays date.”
Your favours of yesterday Covering the Plan of a Fort to be Erected between Sleepy Creek & Berwick’s I just now had the pleasure of receiving, with which I’m extremely delighted all but the Gate that I conceive to be too narrow as it will not receive even a Cart which would make the Reception of any Quantity of Stores quite dilatory but this (if you think proper) might be easily remedied by...
Yours of the 27th & 28th Inst. I was favour’d with —Since my last the Enemy have been within five Miles of us on the opposite side of the River where they kill’d one Man & Captivated three Children, the day before yesterday Nine Indians were seen on the Main Road they have attempted nothing on this side the River nor has any of our Parties who are constantly out yet had the good Fortune of...