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Letter not found: to Thomas Waggener, 4 Aug. 1756. On 5 Aug. 1756 GW wrote to Waggener: “I wrote you yesterday.”
I received yours by Express—and concur in sentiments with the officers of your council: Save that I would have a Subaltern and twenty or twenty-five men sent to the upper Tract, to assist the Settlers in erecting a Fort[.] In this I presume they will give all imaginable assistance; as it is solely intended to promote their safety. If Captain Field’s militia will remain contented, it is...
You are hereby Ordered to proceed to Alexandria, with all possible Dispatch, and to take all the men there under your Command; which, with what Officers you shall think necessary for the number, you are to March immediately to Winchester, when you will receive further Orders. You are to provide them at Alexandria with Arms, as far as they will go—ammunition, &c.—if there is any ammunition...
As the Assembly voted a chain of Forts to be built on the Frontiers for the protection of the inhabitants; and by a council of war held here the 10th instant, it is resolved, that Forts be built on the Main branch, to extend in the most convenient and best line from your upper fort to the head of Jacksons River, and from thence down to Captain Hoggs’ Fort, on the same river—You are to set...
Capt. Waggener Sir: Fort Loudoun, the 25th of April, 1758. I received Orders yesterday from the President, to direct the Captains of the Virginia Regiment to complete their companies, with all possible expedition, to 1,00 Rank & File. Ten pounds, bounty-money, are to be allowed to each recruit; the Officers (reasonable) Expences borne, and the men so enlisted, to be discharged, the first day...
Instructions for Captain Waggener. As the Service at present will not allow of Colonel Stephen, as was first intendend; you are hereby ordered, to follow the within Instructions, which were designed for him. If your Leisure will admit, while you command here, you are to frequent the publick places hereabout, and endeavour to Enlist what men you can for the Service. As all the Officers...
I have just Incamp’d at this place on my way to Fort Cumberland, with a weak escort to a large Convoy of Provisions &ca the intent of this therefore, is to desire that you will immediately upon receipt of it, detach one hundred Men, and three Waggons to our assistance—dont suffer the least delay—I order the Waggons upon a Supposition that you have some at Pearsalls in Pay, but if I am wrong in...
To Captn Ths Waggener [Fort Loudoun, 15 June 1758 ] Sir As you have been long under Marching Orders, I cant doubt your readiness to depart from your present Station. I shall leave this the 23d Instt with three Companies of my Regiment; one of the Second Regimt; and the Troop of Light Horse; and expect to be at Pearsalls the 25th, if not delayd by my Waggons. I also expect that you will join me...
I received yours—and much approve of your Halt, as the times are so perilous. The great distance I am from you, and the uncertain motions of the enemy, render it impossible for me to give you peremptory orders. I would have you, however, not proceed to building the Forts until the Harvest is well secured; in doing which you must give the inhabitants all the assistance in your power. I would...
To Captn Thomas Waggener. Sir Fort Loudoun 19th June 1758 The bearer Captn McClanaham comes up to relieve you, You are therefore to give him Orders where to Post his Men; in the manner that will best promote the Interest of the Service, and give the most satisfaction to the generallity of the Inhabitants in that Quarter. You are likewise to deliver him a necessary supply of Ammunition—I am Sir...