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Account of a Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort, near the Lake Erie, in Virginia. In The Gentleman's Magazine
London: D. Henry and R. Cave, 1754. Newspaper. Very Good. Newspaper. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 4-page article within the entire June edition of The Gentleman's Magazine. 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 that 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 Journal and 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 ambushed by a party of "French Indians." Removed from a bound volume. Tight binding with clean pages. Very light wear.
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