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From George Washington to John Ashby, 29 December 1755

To John Ashby

[Winchester, 29 December 1755]

To Captain John Ashby. of the Second Company of Rangers.

As I am informed of several Soldiers having deserted your Company.

You are hereby ordered to pursue them with all possible dispatch; and use your utmost endeavours to apprehend and secure them. Given &c. at Winchester 29th December, 1755.

LB, DLC:GW.

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