From Horatio Sharpe
Fort Frederick [Md.] June 20th 1758
Yesterday in the afternoon came to the Mouth of Conegocheigh four Waggon Load of things of which I inclose You an Invoice received by Letter from Sr Jno. St Clair.1 As the Letter did not reach me till this Day the Waggons will not be able to set off from the Mouth of the Creeck before to Morrow or next Day, and that as little time might be lost as possible I immediately Dispatched three Waggons being all that were at this place fit for Service with an order to impress a fourth or more if necessary at Conegocheigh. I sincerely wish You a successfull Campaign and am Sr Your humble Servt
LS, DLC:GW. The letter is in the hand of Sharpe’s secretary, John Ridout.
1. On 19 June the Indian trader Thomas Cresap (1694–1790) wrote St. Clair: “as there Came heare [Conococheague] 5 waggons with Loads and there being No ofecer heare I Receved into my Store the Lods as pr Recept to gather with 1 Cask & 1 Dozn of Sadels Not menchond in there bill of Laden . . . . I Shall Send the Letters Emeadeatly to governer Sharp the waginers brings 9 Chistes of arms & tow other boxes with hathets in” (Stevens, Bouquet Papers description begins Donald H. Kent et al., eds. The Papers of Henry Bouquet. 6 vols. Harrisburg, Pa., 1951-94. description ends , 2:111). For St. Clair’s receipt of the arms and hatchets, see St. Clair to GW, 22 June.