1754.002: Journal of Major George Washington.

Published: 1754

Full 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.

Author: Washington, George (1732-99).

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: William Hunter

Description: 28 pgs.; 18.5 cm. x 11.5 cm. (4to)


Journal of Washington's mission to assess the French presence in the Ohio River valley from October 31, 1753 to January 16, 1754. This report prompted Dinwiddie to call for a special session of the Assembly for February 14, 1754 to organize a military response.

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