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Title Letter [manuscript]: Williamsburg, Virga. to [James Hamilton] 1754 Jan. 29
Author Dinwiddie, Lieutenant Governor, Robert (1693-1770)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Copy of letter written by Governor Robert Dinwiddie to James Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania, on Jan. 29, 1754. In this letter Dinwiddie reports on Washington’s first expedition to the Ohio detailing the French and Indian forces in that region. He proposes to assemble additional forces at Will’s Creek on the Potomac for a second expedition to the Ohio with Washington in command. Dinwiddie concludes his letter by requesting Hamilton’s assistance in raising the necessary troops for this expedition.
Names Washington, George (1732-1799); Hamilton, Lieutenant Governor, James (1710-1783)
Places Ohio River, Potomac River, Virginia, Williamsburg, United States
Keywords government, colonial forces, colonialism, armed forces, expedition, France, French and Indian Wars, fort, transportation, trade
Theme Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT oversize Ayer MS 952
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue