George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nathaniel Woodhull, 16 November 1775

To Nathaniel Woodhull

Cambr⟨idge 16th Novr 1775⟩


it was determined at t⟨he Conference⟩ held here in the Last Month, th⟨at Such Military⟩ Stores as Coud be spared from N⟨ew york Crown point⟩ Ticonderoga &a shoud be Sent he⟨re for the use of⟩ the Continental Army1—as it wa⟨s not clear to me,⟩ whether I was to send for, or that they ⟨were to be sent⟩ to me, I desired Mr Reed on his way to ⟨Philada⟩ to enquire into this Matter—as I have ⟨not heard⟩ from him on this Subject, And the Seaso⟨n advanceing⟩ fast, I have thought it necessary to se⟨nd Hen.⟩ Knox Esqr. who will deliver you this2—after ⟨he⟩ forwards what he Can get at your place, ⟨he will⟩ proceed to General Schuyler on this very imp⟨ortant⟩ business. I request the favour of you Si⟨r⟩ and the Gentlemen of your Congress to give ⟨Mr⟩ Knox all the Assistance in your power,3 ⟨by So⟩ doing you will render infinite Service to y⟨our Country⟩ and vastly Oblige Sir Your most Ob. ⟨H: St⟩

Go: Washi⟨ngton⟩

LS, in Stephen Moylan’s writing, N: New York Provincial Congress Revolutionary Papers; LB, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The LS was damaged in the New York State Library fire of 1911. Missing portions are supplied within angle brackets from the letter-book copy.

3For the response of the New York provincial congress, see Knox to GW, 27 Nov. 1775.

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