George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Henry Bouquet, 17 November 1758

To Henry Bouquet

Camp West of bushy Run 17 9ber [November] 1758

Dear Collo.

I have not time to write you fully for which reason I inclose the Generals Letter to you—please to read, Seal, and deliver it if you are together—and forward it on, if you are Marchd1—You will see my anxiety on Acct of Indians and my Bullocks; employ your Interest therefore my Dr Sir in dispatching them to me—I have been sadly puzzled for want of a guide & the Service has sufferd by it—I applied for one before I left Pitsbourgh2 but was told there was no occasion for any. I am my Dr Colo., Yr most Obedt

Go: Washington

If my Bullocks are with Colo. Montgomery he I expect will forward them—I have wrote to him to that purpose—Colo. Armstrong’s shd come on also.3

ALS, British Museum: Add. MSS 21641 (Bouquet Papers).

1The “Generals Letter” is GW’s first letter of this date to Forbes. Both Bouquet and Forbes were still at Loyalhanna on 17 November

2Upon his arrival at Loyalhanna in early November, Forbes gave the post the name Pittsburgh but renamed it Fort Ligonier after Fort Duquesne fell.

3GW’s letter to Archibald Montgomery has not been found. For references to the bullocks, see GW to Forbes, 18 Nov., and Forbes to GW, 19–20 November.

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