George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Milnor, 7 March 1775

From William Milnor

Philad[elphi]a 7th March 1775

Honorable Sir

I have Just been informd by Mr Wiltbert of his going your way.1 I have Just to mention that the Sashes are all like to be done soon, Silk enough for the whole is procured, the Gorgets will be done about the same time the shoulder Knots are all finished. I hope I shall have them all to send by Peter Jones, he leaves this place on the 19th Inst.2 I have sent you Two pamplets, one is said to be the performance of Mr Galloway,3 the other I know not the Auther he lashes those few who dared to publish the sentiments of Many without their knowledg. I am in hast Dr Sir Your Most Obt Humble Sert

William Milnor


1John David Wilper arrived at Mount Vernon on 2 April and spent the night (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 3:319–20).

2See Milnor to GW, 21 Feb., and note 2 of that document. Peter Jones has not been identified.

3Joseph Galloway (c.1731–1803), a wealthy Quaker merchant and land promoter, was speaker of the Pennsylvania assembly and a member of the First Continental Congress. Galloway’s conservative pamphlet A Candid Examination of the Mutual Claims of Great-Britain, and the Colonies (1775) argued that all American grievances could be addressed by petitions. Galloway later fled the country.

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