Just to note--I may be mistaken about the rank. Washington however did sign a letter of confession to the killing. He did, iirc, so under a mistaken impression that what he was signing was an admission of a accidental killing, for his interpreter so claimed the French word for "assassin" to mean.
posted on 01/08/2006 8:50:10 AM PST
He did not admit to personally killing Jumonville (simply because he did not kill him); what he did do was mistakenly sign a paper agreeing that Jumonville was "assassinated." It is said that this occurred because the translation of the document from the French was faulty.
posted on 01/08/2006 6:48:06 PM PST
(The stone age didn't end because they ran out of stones.)
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