George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Nicholas Cooke, 19 September 1775

From Nicholas Cooke

Providence September 19th 1775.


Yours of the 18th came safe to Hand, I made enquiry immediately after the Mail, was informed by the Post-Master1 that the Post took the Papers and he thought had carried them with him, after he was gone the Post-Master found he had left a Bundle which he supposed contained the News-Papers and followed him to the Tavern but he was gone from thence and the Post-Master sent the Package forward by one Marshall that lived in Cambridge or its Neighbourhood who Promised to deliver them safe at the Post-Office; as for other matters contained in the Letter, I shall take the most direct Steps to have them complyed with; shall write to the Congress by this Post. I am with much Truth and Esteem Sir Your most Obedient and most Humble Servant

Nichols Cooke


1John Carter (1745–1814), publisher of the Providence Gazette, was postmaster of Providence from 1772 to 1792.

Index Entries