Major Washington at Fort LeBoeuf, 1753
between England and France builds, the Government of Virginia sends
an enthusiastic 23 year old officer to deliver a polite but forceful
request to the French to leave the Ohio Valley. After a cold and
arduous journey, the young officer reaches his destination. With
the confidence of youth he presents the English request to the French
commander at Ft. LeBoeuf. French officers gather and translate virtues
of both the message and the messenger, Major George Washington.
As the two nations begin the contest of dominion, shadows of the
third nation loom ominously in the doorway.