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Carlisle [Pa.] Answer to Col. Washington’s Quaries. 13th June 1758 1. In case his arms, Blankets, and Provisions could not possibly be ready by the 24th Instt he may differ his march for one or two days. 2. What relates Col. Birds Regiment is explained in the orders. 3. No Arms are to be taken from Maryland. I hope the Col. will be able to arm the two Regimts and the Militia Compa: in having...
I hope this Letter will find you Safely arrived at Fort CumberLand; as Soon as you are Settled in your Camp, I beg you will begin to cut the Waggon Road to open the Communication between us. I have ordered Nichols the Pilot to blaze the Road in going, and to Stay wth you. His Escort may rest one day or two, then come back again. I have wrote to Col. Byrd to engage the Indians to cover you in...
General Forbes having ordered a Communication to be opened from Fort Frederic to Cumberland; I must desire that you will order three Hundert men (Including the Maryland Troops under your Command) to begin to cut on your Side the Said Road already blazed towards Fort Frederic, and to proceed until they meet the 500 men employed to cut from Ft Frederic: They must have Waggons to carry their...
Letter not found: from Henry Bouquet, 6 July 1758. On 10 July GW wrote to Francis Fauquier : “A Letter from Colo. Bouquet of the 6th . . . I have just receivd.” GW then quotes two paragraphs from the missing letter from Bouquet.
The only Reason I had to desire you to march wth your Troops to Reas Town was the Scarcity of your Provisions, as it would otherwise not be adviseable to move you, till the General is fully determined upon the different Roads. As I See that you can be Subsisted for a Sufficient time, you will Stay at Cumberland till further orders. All your Waggons must be Sent immediatly back for the other...
Major Lewis with the two hundred men under his command arrived here last night. I am extremely obliged to you for this extraordinary dispatch. Their dress should be our pattern in this expedition. The mistake of the 6000 of flour is a great disappointment. I beg you will continue to order provisions for the Maryland troops, as they are to be supplied by the crown. As soon as the communication...
Having been out to visit the Roads I received this afternoon your two Letters of yesterday. I am obliged to you for the notice of the Sad Accident happened to your Men. This Warning may prevent more effectually than orders the Carelesness and disobedience of our People. The General recommands me to Send frequent Partys to harrass the Ennemies at home; I have actually four out, besides the...
Letter not found: from Henry Bouquet, 19 July 1758. On 19 July, GW wrote Bouquet : “Your obliging favour of this date, I just now had the pleasure of receiving.”
Letter not found: from Henry Bouquet, 20 July 1758. On 21 July GW wrote to Bouquet : “Colo. Byrd has given me your Letter of Yesterday.”
I received the favour of your two very obliging Letters of the 19th & 21st Instt. I am very glad that your Presence was not absolutely necessary at Winchester, as I Suppose the General will Soon call upon you, he is this day at Fort Littleton, and I expect him here to morrow or Wednesday: I have Sent him the Reports I had from the Road over Lawrell Hill, which appear to be practicable, but...