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Letter from John Robinson to George Washington (September 15, 1754)

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Letter from John Robinson to George Washington (September 15
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In this letter, dated September 15, 1754, John Robinson informs George Washington that he had won the approbation of the lieutenant governor for his leadership during the French and Indian War, despite the fact that he was forced to surrender at Fort Necessity. His men also received official praise from the House of Burgesses “for their late gallant and brave Behaviour in the Defense of their Country.”

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From John Robinson

Letter from John Robinson to George Washington (September 15

Septr 15th 1754

Sir

I have the pleasure to acquaint You that the House of Burgesses have taken particular Notice of the Bravery of Yourself, and the rest of the Officers and Soldiers under your command, in the gallant Defense of your Country, and have ordered me to return you their Thanks for it, which I cant do better than by transcribing the Order. “Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be given to Colo. George Washington, Captn Mackay of his Majesty’s independent Company, and the Officers under his Command;1 Major Adam Stephens, Captns Robert Stobo, Peter Hog, Andrew Lewis, George Mercer; Lieutenants Thomas Waggener, William Polson, John Savage[,]James Towers; Ensigns William Bronough, John Mercer[,]William Peyronie, and James Craig, for their late gallant and brave Behaviour in the Defense of their Country; and That the Speaker be desired to acquaint him of the same, to desire him to inform the other Gentlemen of it, and to communicate to the Soldiers the just Sense this House have of their Bravery also.” I heartily wish you Success in all your Undertakings and am Sir Your Most Obedient Servant

John Robinson

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CITE THIS ENTRY
APA Citation:
Robinson, John. Letter from John Robinson to George Washington (September 15, 1754). (2021, February 08). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/letter-from-john-robinson-to-george-washington-september-15-1754.
MLA Citation:
Robinson, John. "Letter from John Robinson to George Washington (September 15, 1754)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (08 Feb. 2021). Web. 24 Jul. 2021
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