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The Journal of Major George Washington: An…

The Journal of Major George Washington: An Account of His First Official…

by George Washington

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Printed in 1753 just a few days after his return, this is Washington's journal and account of his journey from Williamsburg, Virginia, into the far reaches of the Ohio Territory. Washington's errand was simple: To deliver a letter from Dinwiddie to the French Commander, which, in the most polite words possible, said "GTFO of Ohio." To which the French Commander responded, again, in the most respectful tones, "No. We called dibs. F-off." And thus we have the origins of the French and Indian War. ( )
  empress8411 | Aug 2, 2016 |
This is a must read for the avid scholars of Washington. It is a quick, easy read, but filled with good knowledge. I had read virtually all of the journal, pieces here and there, in different books, but I had not had the opportunity to read all of it at one time. ( )
  torrey23 | Jun 4, 2012 |
facsimile reprint of printed report of Major Washington's journal of his journey to Fort fur La Riviere au Beuf, December 1753
  JimThomson | Oct 16, 2008 |
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Only eight original copies still exist of this stirring journal kept by young Major George Washington on his mission in 1753-1754 to warn the French against encroaching on British territory. Facsimile edition. 42 pp.; 1 black-and-white drawing; map; 5 x 7¾ ;

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