George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Sarah Fairfax Carlyle, 7 June 1755

To Sarah Fairfax Carlyle

[Fort Cumberland, Md., 7 June 1755]

To Mrs CarlyleAlexandria
Dear Madam

As I have no higher expectation in view gratification than an intimate Corrispondance with my Friends, I hope in that I shall not be disappointed; especially by you and Mrs Fairfax, who was were pleasd (tho seldom) to honour me with your’s last time. favors last Campaign.1

I arrivd here in tolerable health tho something fatiegued with the journey; and found that Sir Jno. St Clair whasd Detachd Marched with 500 Men to amend the Roads, that the main body might pass move with the greater ease; who This I suppose will be all in motion by happen on Tuesday next.2

Please to make my Compliments agreeable to Mrs Spearing who has my most sincere & hearty wishes for the gratification of every thing her Heart can desire. I am Dear Madam Yr most Obedt & most Hble Servt

Go: Washington

LB (original), DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.

1This paragraph is a copy of the first paragraph of GW’s 14 May 1755 letter to Sarah Fairfax Carlyle which was not sent.

2Braddock’s entire army was on the march from Fort Cumberland by Tuesday, 10 June. See GW Memorandum, 30 May–11 June 1755, n.13.

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