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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...
Nothing Remarkable has occurred in this neighbourhood since You left us. I think we omitted, My lord, at the beginning of Our Address, you will Please to Observe before you Send it off, and likewise Write to the governor and Some of the Council to charge Mr Ludwel to support & inforce it. I heard once from the Branch Since, but expect you have all the reports from that Quarter before this...
In my last I inform’d you that our Regt was to march to Fort Wm Henry, but the scheme is alter’d; the 48th is moved that way; but we are the latter end of this week to set out for Oswego, whether we are to remain there in order to fortify that post which at present is in a bad condition, or to move against Niagara I cannot give the least guess; The Provincials destind for the Crown-point...
Inclosed you have my Companys Receipts as far as I have been able to have them Signed, the two Wilsons are yet with Govr Sharpe, Thomas Pritchard is with You, or at Edwards’s, Gist Vaughan is on Command after Deserters, that left Us sometime before we went to Fort Cumberland; George Plummer and William Fulton are dead. Pray speak to Mr Kirkpatrick to Settle my Country Accots with the Bearer, I...
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...
Letter not found: from Peter Hog, 31 July 1756. On 8 Sept. 1756 GW wrote to Hog: “By Captain McNiel I received only a part of yours, dated the 31st July.”
Tho’ I wrote you yesterday by Capt. Gist’s Clerk, by whom I sent my Roll & Receipts for the Months of May & June yet judge it necessary to write you again by this Express as I have now certain Intelligence of the Enemy’s having got in the Virginia side of the Potomack. About 9 oClock last night one of our Sentrys Fir’d (he affirms at two Indians who was creeping up to view the Entrenchment)...
It appears to me that the Works unanimously agreed to here in Consequence of the Assemblys Resolution cannot be Carried on untill more of the Draughts come up; The present disposion will never answer. Mr Milner cannot afford an Escort to Capt. McKenzie, He divided, cannot furnish one as far as Ensign Thompson’s. At Sellars plantation are XVIII f. f. D. I have wrote to Capt. Waggener to send...
Letter not found: from Robert McKenzie, 3 Aug. 1756. On 5 Aug. 1756 GW wrote to McKenzie: “I wrote you yesterday; since which I have received yours of the 3d instant.”
Letter not found: from Robert McKenzie, 9 Aug. 1756. On 13 Aug. 1756 GW wrote to McKenzie: “Yours of the 9th enclosing a return of your company, I have received.”