George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Grayson, 5 April 1775

From William Grayson

Dumfries Apll 5th 1775.

Dr Sir

I have the honor of your favor of the 2nd of Aprill;1 in answer to which, it is the desire of our Officers, that if they can’t be furnished with such sashes, as are proper; they would not incline to have any; but this matter is altogether left to yourself, as the person most capable of determining;2 with respect to the mode of conveying the arms from Philada to this place; I cannot at this time determine, the Company will meet on friday next; after which time, I will do myself the pleasure of informing you particularly on the subject; We are extremely oblig’d to you, for the book of exercise of 1764.3 Mr Daviss does not at present exercise the Company, but I will take care that the same shall be conformd to, in every instance, agreable to yr orders.4 I am with great respect yr Most Obedt Servt

Willm Grayson


1Letter not found.

2For the items ordered for the Prince William Independent Company, see GW to William Milnor, 23 January.

3For the “book of exercise,” see Resolutions of Fairfax County Committee, 17 Jan., and note 1 of that document.

4“Mr. Daviss” has not been identified. He may be the Thomas Davis, or Davies, who came for powder for the Spotsylvania Independent Company. See Cash Accounts, April, and note 11 of that document.

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