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Washington. Journal of Maj. G. Washington, 1754
The Journal of Major George Washington, which was printed in 1754, at the behest of the Governor Robert Dinwiddie, who forward same to the commander
of the French Forces on Ohio. Included were also the governor's letter, and a translation of the French officer's answer. The journal was a
description of Washington's delivery of a letter from the Dinwiddie to the French, instructing them to cease and desist and depart from the forts they had
recently built ion the headwaters of the Ohio River, which Dinwiddlie claimed violated various treaties. The trip taken by the then 21 year old
Washington was 1,000 miles round-trip; his observations and diplomacy were noted in this journal. A transcript of the text in modern font is found at:
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1033&context=etas (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Henry E.
Huntington Library in San Marino, California).
Title:   The journal of Major George Washington : sent by the Hon. Robert Dinwiddie, Esq ; His Majesty's lieutenant-governor, and commander in chief of Virginia, to the commandant of the French forces on Ohio : to which are added, the governor's letter, and a translation of the French officer's answer.
OCLC Number:   62822678
Available Volumes
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