George Washington Papers

Memorandum, 14 June 1757


[Fort Loudoun] 14 [June 1757]

Colo. Stanwix.1

Send him Colo. Carlyles Letter.

Write him abt Lieutt Bakers Success.

That the People come in pretending to be from Captn Spotswoods party must be Deserters.

That Our Assembly have voted 80,000 for raising 1200 Men &ca.

That I shoud be glad to know whether the Officers Servants are allowd Provisions. how the Officers themselves are allowd. that is in regard to the quantity or any thing in lieu of it.

Whether the Officers are allowd Bat Horses—or have their Baggage Transported at the Publick expence or their Own.

⟨W⟩hether the Officers Bat Men are Cloathd at the Expence of the Publick or their own. and what sort of Cloathing.

Whether they do any Duty as Soldiers, and whether they are Armd.

Whether Forrage money is allowd the Officers.

How many Women is allowd to a Comy of 100 Men.

AD, NN: Washington Collection. See source note, Memoranda, 7 June 1757.

1In his letter to John Stanwix on 15 June, GW touches upon all the points in this memorandum, except he makes no mention of deserters from Robert Spotswood’s company. GW in his Memorandum of 17 June 1757 again announced his intention to send Carlyle’s letter (not found) to Stanwix.

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