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Inherits Mount Vernon estate in Alexandria when brother dies

Appointed volunteer aide de camp to BRITISH general

November, leads Virginia expedition to challenge French claims to the Allegheny River Valley

April-May, leads Virginia forces against French at Fort Duquesne in the upper Ohio River Valley. Builds Fort Necessity at Great Meadows, Pennsylvania.
May 27, defeats French scouting party but is subsequently forced to surrender Fort Necessity after brief battle.
October, Washington resigns commission when Virginia colonial forces are reduced to separate autonomous companies

Graduates Yale

Graduates Harvard

Returns to Mount Vernon; elected to House of Burgesses

Marries Martha Dandridge Custis January 6; assumes parental care of her two children

Adds to estate until mid 1770s; serving of House of Burgesses