George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Robert Stewart, 17 October 1758

From Robert Stewart

Camp at Reas Town Ocr 17th 1758


Since my last nothing remarkable has come to my knowledge—’ere now I imagine youll have a perfect accot of the affair at Loyalhannan which here still remains an impenetrable Secret.1

Stalnaker brought up some Cabbages & Putatoes for you2 which I in your name sent to the Generals—Colo. Byrd has procur’d some Forrage for your Cow & Calf and we will take particular care of them—As the weather is good and Waggons arrives very fast I flatter myself with the hopes of being with you soon—I beg you will please present my Complemts to the Docr3 McNeil & McKinzie and give me leave to subscribe myself with the most perfect Esteem My Dear Colo. Your truly affectionate & Most Obliged hble Servt

Robert Stewart


1For the French and Indian raid at Loyalhanna on 14 Oct., see Orderly Book, 13 Oct., n.1.

2This may have been Samuel Stalnaker of Augusta County who was serving as a guide for the Forbes expedition.

3He is referring to Dr. James Craik, Capt. John McNeill, and Capt. Robert McKenzie.

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