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Enoch Enoch’s at the Forks of the Cacapon

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Compiled by Jim Moyer.  Started 2/16/2020, still researching.

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The “Palace of Enoch Enoch’s”

To George Washington from Robert Orme, 2 March 1756

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Robert Orme as painted by Joshua Reynolds,, 1756. Oil on canvas. National Gallery, London. Notice the head of Ormet’s horse is cast down as a reference to the Defeat of Braddock.

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I dont know whether a good House

and comfortable Living

is not as well as

the Palace of Enoch Enoch’s.5

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A memorable moment must have been had, especially if you consider all the other happenings on this ill fated Braddock Expedition.

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Perhaps this was a camp dinner with lively conversation between Braddock, Orme and Washington and other staff of the General and the Enochs as host.

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Both Henry Enoch and Enoch Enoch owned land where the North River met the Great Cacapon.

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This area is called the Forks of the Capon.

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The writer of this letter to George Washington is Robert Orme who was the chief aid de camp to General Braddock.

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He was back in England writing a defense of  General Braddock and thought the reports of Washington denigrating Braddock had to be untrue, since Washington had too much integrity to criticize the fallen General.

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Founders Online Footnote 5: 

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General Braddock

and his staff

[including Orme and Washington]

had probably stopped

at the home of

Enoch Enoch,

just east of the Cacapon River

in Hampshire County,

on their way to join

the troops at Cresap’s.

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Source:

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-02-02-0319

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