From George Mercer
Camp at Raes Town July 27th 1758
Colo. Bouquet has directed the Command to return to you, but desires Me to remain here till the General arrives who is expected this Day.1 This Camp furnishes no News. We expect to hear of a Party of Shawnesse & Delawares having joined you, one of the Pennsylvania Light Horse having assured Us that he saw 30 or 40 come in the Day he left Fort Cumberland.2 I am Dr Sr Your most obedt humble Servant
1. Lt. Col. George Mercer commanded the party of soldiers that had just completed cutting the road from Fort Cumberland to Raystown as well as building the blockhouses on the road midway between the two encampments. Forbes did not get to Raystown until 15 September.
2. GW informed Bouquet on 28 July that he knew nothing of any party of Shawnee and Delaware.