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ner to investigate the proceedings of the French on the Ohio; Washington leaves Williamsburg with a few attendants......Oct. 30, 1753 Christopher Gist meets Washington at Cumberland and accompanies him......Nov. 14, 1753 They arrive at Logstown......Nov. 24, 1753 They reach Fort Le Boeuf on French Creek, Pa., about 15 miles south of Lake Erie......Dec. 11, 1753 Deliver Governor Dinwiddie's letter to St. Pierre, commandant at Le Boeuf, receive a written reply, and return......Dec. 16, 1753 Reach Williamsburg in eleven weeks, after a journey of 1,500 miles through an almost trackless wilderness......Jan. 16, 1754 [The answer of the French was evasive and unsatisfactory.] Assembly vote £ 10,000 for an expedition to protect the Ohio Company in settling the territory on the Ohio and building fortifications......February, 1754 Gen. Edward Braddock arrives in Virginia as commander-in-chief of all the forces in America......February, 1754 Washington, with two compa