George Washington Papers

Orders, 7 April 1756


Winchester: Wednesday, the 7th April, 1756.

Colonel Washington orders a Return to be given in immediately of the number of Recruits in Town; their arms and Clothes.1

After Orders.

A Subaltern and twenty men to parade immediately to march to Joseph Edwards’s. The Officer to see that the Party is provided well with ammunition.

Lieutenant Blagg for this Command: who will receive his Orders from the aid de camp.2


1GW rode into Winchester on the night of 6 April, having left Williamsburg on 1 or 2 April when an express brought word of the Indian raids in Frederick and Hampshire counties.

2See GW to John Blagg, 7 April 1756. The copy sent to Blagg may have been signed by George Mercer, GW’s aide-de-camp, but the letter-book copy does not indicate this.

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