To John Deane
[Winchester, 13 August 1756]
To the Officer commanding at Kuykendalls Fort;1
Be particularly careful and expeditious in forwarding all Expresses; communicating all remarkable intelligence to the adjacent Forts, affording Escorts to all convoys and parties—if the general good may be promoted, or the public benefited thereby. Encourage agriculture and industry; and protect and guard the people at their daily labour; which is the chief end and design of your being there. I am &c.
1. On 5 Aug. 1756 GW instructed Thomas Waggener to send part of Capt. David Bell’s company under the command of Ens. John Deane to Kuykendal’s to protect the people in that area.