To Clark & Nightingale
Camp at Cambridge August 31st 1775
Hearing that you have imported a Quantity of Powder, Lead & Small Arms I have dispatchd Capt. Bayler, one of my Aids de Camp to treat with you for it. Whatever Engagement he shall enter into for the whole or any part I will confirm: And upon Delivery to him your Bills drawn on me for the Price agreed on shall be honor’d on the Shortest Notice.1 I am Gent: Your very Humble Servt
LB, in Thomas Mifflin’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
John Clark and Joseph Nightingale (1748–1797) remained partners in this Providence trading firm throughout the Revolution.