To James Warren
Camp at Cambridge Head Quarters August 23. 1775
In a late Conference with which I was honoured from the General Court, it was mentioned that a Quantity of Shirts, Breeches, Stockings & Shoes had been provided by Order of the Committee of Supplies: As there are Numbers in the Army very destitute of those Articles, I should be glad the General Court would direct all that are provided to be delivered to the Quarter Master General & such as are in Hand to be hastened; He has Orders to receive them on the Continental Account.1 I am Sir, with due Respect & Regard Your most Obedt & very Hbble Servt
LS, in Joseph Reed’s writing, M-Ar: Revolution Letters; LB, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. The Massachusetts house of representatives read GW’s letter on this date and referred it to a committee consisting of colonels Ebenezer Sayer, Jerathmiel Bowers, and Joseph Cushing. After the committee reported the next day, the General Court approved a resolution ordering the clothing to be delivered to the Continental quartermaster general (Mass. House of Rep. Journal description begins A Journal of the Honorable House of Representatives of the Colony of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England. Watertown, Mass., 1775. (Microfilm Collection of Early State Records). description ends , July–Nov. 1775 sess., 98, 100–101; also in “Mass. Council Journal,” July 1775–Feb. 1776 sess., 147).