27 August 1754

GW was in Alexandria, Va. with his regiment.

Capt. James Mackay, who had fought alongside GW at the Battle of Fort Necessity, wrote to him from the Allegheny Mountains in Wills Creek, Pennsylvania/Maryland. Mackay described unfavorable, rainy conditions on the front and asked for GW to send much-needed supplies and news of the general assembly.

John Ridout wrote to GW, speaking of how Col. James Innes discharged several soldiers who then wished to enlist in the Maryland militia. Ridout inquired as to whether GW believed the men would return to Innes or if GW would mind taking command of them.

27 August 1754