"I shall wear the Medal you were pleasd to Compli[men]t me with, with great pleasure; and shall present the other’s to Indian Chiefs as I have already done one to the Half King. I am particularly obligd in your favour of the Rum out of your own private Store I shall allways remember my duty in drinking of it and then your Honour’s health can never be forgot."

George Washington to Robert Dinwiddie | Monday, June 10, 1754


Editorial Notes

Virginia Lieutenant Governor Robert Dinwiddie provided Washington supplies to facilitate negotiations with Ohio Valley Native American tribes.  Washington's situation was particularly perilous as French forces were only a short distance away and also trying to curry favor with local tribes.

George Washington to Robert Dinwiddie | Monday, June 10, 1754


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