George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Kidd, 21 June 1758

From John Kidd

Conogocheague [Md.] 21st June 1758


I have made Inquiry Concerning the 200 Hatchets Mention’d in your’s but has got no Information Concerning them.1 I am Sir Yr most obedt hble servt

Jno. Kidd

ALS, DLC:GW. Written in GW’s hand below the text is a list of things received from Carlisle, Pennsylvania. See GW to St. Clair, 23 June, n.5.

John Kidd, an ensign in Capt. John Dagworthy’s Maryland forces since October 1757, was in command at Conococheague. He resigned his commission before the end of this month.

1GW’s letter to Kidd has not been found. For the whereabouts of the hatchets, see St. Clair to GW, 22 June.

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