George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas Waggener, 8 October 1755

To Thomas Waggener

[Fredericksburg, 8 October 1755]

To Captain Thomas Waggener: Virginia Regiment.

After appointing what Officers you think most proper to your Command; I would have you leave some Officer whom you think most capable, to Recruit about Alexandria; and to Receive the Recruits which shall be sent to that Rendezvous; with Orders, that as soon as he shall collect a Party of about twenty Men, he is to send them off to Winchester, with a Subaltern or a Trusty Sergeant. If there should be any more Officers than you think necessary for your Command, and the Recruits which shall be left in Alexandria; you are to send them to Recruit, with orders to Rendezvous at Alexandria, precisely on the 20th.1

If Powder and Lead can not be had in Alexandria, you are to apply to Mr George Mason, who will Supply you with what you think proper. I am &c.



1These instructions expand on those GW gave to Waggener earlier on this date.

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