Starting for the French Camp

Starting for the French Camp


Governor Robert Dinwiddie of Virginia decided to send a message to the French commandant, Saint Pierre, warning him to keep off English soil. He needed someone brave and strong enough to travel in the winter, through hundreds and hundreds of miles of forests and across mountains and swift rivers; who knew how to take care of himself in the woods; who could get along with the Indians, and meet the French officers with courtesy and wisdom. Of all the men in Virginia, the Governor chose George Washington, only twenty-one years old, for this dangerous and important journey!


Source: George Washington , by Calista McCabe Courtenay


Published: 1917

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