London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1754. Newspaper. 8vo. Four-page article within the entire June edition of The Gentleman's Magazine. Tight binding with clean pages. Very light wear. Removed from a bound volume. Very Good. Item #007472
A scarce and important account providing one of the earliest descriptions of 21-year old Major George Washington's famous journey from Williamsburg to deliver a letter from Governor Dinwiddie to the French commandant at Fort Le Boeuf near Lake Erie demanding theat the French abandon the area. Published shortly after Washington's journal was printed for the House of Burgesses in February and at the same time as a similar 'extract' of the account was published in The London Magazine. This article copies much verbatim from Washington's personal journal. It includes considerable information about Washington's meetings with potential Indian allies and his arduous return journey by foot and raft in the freezing cold during which he was ambused by a party of "French Indian's."