George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Jones, 15 September 1755

To John Jones

[Winchester, 15 September 1755]

To Mr John Johnes, at Conogogee.

I have sent the Bearer (of the Light Horse) to desire an exact Return of all the Things and Country’s Stores which are in your possession;1 and must desire, that you will be very particular in the Quantity and Quality of all Things, and send it immediately. I am your &c.



1John Jones, the storekeeper at Conococheague, served the Virginia Regiment as a commissary in this area until, ill and “like to die,” he was replaced by Robert Rutherford, about 1 Dec. (Thomas Walker to GW, 4 Dec. 1755). Jones’s return is dated 17 Sept. 1755.

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