George Washington Papers

Memoranda, 29 July–3 August 1757


[Fort Loudoun, 29 July–3 August 1757]

Mr Milner1

Whether he intends to continue in the Service, or not.


Write to concerning the Impropriety of giving Sergeant Feint a Commission in preference of the Volunteers.

Look at his Letters of the 13th & 18th July.

Quarter Master.

get back an Order from him for 12 Camp Kettles deliverd to Captn Lewis because 6 of the 12 were returnd into the Store again from Conogochieg and an order given this day for 15 when only 9 will be drawn.

Mm of the Dates of the Officers Commissions wch I have given out.

Lieutt Dangerfield 25th May
Flemming 26 Ditto
Thompson 24 July
Smith 25 Ditto
Weeden 26 Ditto
Crawford 27 Ditto
Ensigns Speake 10 July
Fell 11 Do
Woodford 13 Do
Starke 25 Do

Mr Boyd

Direct him to Pay Captn McKenzie for work done to the Fort at Pearsalls.


Whether as the Regimt is not comp[lete]d with Drafts am I to send Officers rec[ruitin]g or not.

If I do money will be wanted for that purpose.

Desire Jenkins to bring me up some Gilt Paper.

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

1GW wrote to Dinwiddie on 3 Aug. dealing with the matters noted here and enclosing a copy of the listing of new officers, but nothing has been found of any correspondence at this time with Ens. Nathaniel Milner, Quarter-master John Hamilton, or Paymaster Alexander Boyd, and GW did not cross out any notes for them.

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