Letter : Fort Cumberland, Pa., to Robert Hunter Morris, 1755 July 18.

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Orme, Robert, d. 1781. Letter : Fort Cumberland, Pa., to Robert Hunter Morris, 1755 July 18.

Letter : Fort Cumberland, Pa., to Robert Hunter Morris, 1755 July 18.

A detailed account of the defeat of Braddock's expedition and its aftermath. Names a number of the officers killed and wounded, and commends the conduct of George Washington (referred to as "Majr. Washing"). Appended is an extract from a letter from a Maj. Rutherford giving an estimate of the casualties. Because Orme himself was seriously wounded, the letter is in the hand of Capt. Robert Dobson.

2 items (3 p.) ; 31 cm.

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