George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel William Thompson, 21 November 1775

From Colonel William Thompson

Prospect Hill, 21 November 1775. “Capt. George Nagle, of my Regiment, has lately been high Sheriff of Berks County in Pennsylvania his own private Business as well as that of the County must greatly suffer unless he can obtain leave of Absence . . . for about Six weeks.”1 Thompson encloses “a List of Gentlemen” recommended “for Commissions to fill up the Vacancies in my Regiment.”2


1George Nagel (Nagle; c.1728–1789) of Reading, Pa., became major of the 5th Pennsylvania Regiment on 5 Jan. 1776, lieutenant colonel of the 9th Pennsylvania Regiment on 25 Oct. 1776, and colonel of the 10th Pennsylvania Regiment on 7 Feb. 1778. He resigned his commission the following July.

2This enclosure has not been identified.

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