GW was near Little Meadows, Md. where he would arrive by 9 May 1754. On this day, GW presumably oversaw the construction of the bridge that would get him from Little Meadows to his intended destination of Redstone Creek, Pennsylvania.
The Contrecoeur copy of GW’s diary contains an entry for this day in which GW said he met a trader who told him “that the French had come to the mouth of the River Rouge,” or Redstone Creek, Pennsylvania. GW recorded that this man also said the French took possession of the creek with about 400 men.