George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nicholas Cooke and Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 24 October 1775

To Nicholas Cooke and Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

Camp at Cambridge Octr 24th 1775.


The inclosed Information, being of the highest Importance, I thought it proper to transmit it to you with all Dispatch.1 I am Sir yr mo. Ob. Servt

LB, in Edmund Randolph’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The letter-book copy is addressed to Cooke and is followed by a note reading “A Letter in the same Words was written to Governor Trumbull of Connecticut.” Trumbull’s letter book at the Connecticut State Library includes a copy of a letter from GW of this date, but its wording is that of GW’s letter to Nathaniel Woodhull of this date. The member of GW’s staff who prepared the final copies of the letters to Trumbull and Woodhull apparently interchanged the addresses by mistake. See GW to Woodhull, this date, source note.

1GW enclosed Pearson Jones’s deposition of this date concerning the burning of Falmouth. See the enclosure in GW to Hancock, this date.

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