George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Bartlett, 11 December 1775

From William Bartlett

Beverly [Mass.] 11th Decer 1775


I acknolidge the Favour of yours of this date concerning the Ship Concords Cargo1 and Shall forward it to Head Quts. as fast as Possible but the Roads being Very bad the Teamers think the Price Stipulated by Our General Court is not Sufficient Desire Your Excellency would inform me weather you will allow them any more or not2 The Porter togeather with the Other Arcticles mentioned by your Excellency I shall forward the first warm Day.3

One favour I would beg of your Excellency Concerning Capt. Lawry of the Ship Concord as his Circumstances is Low he Desires He may if your Excellency thinks Proper Tarry at Salem as his Expences will be Lessen’d by it I think him to be a man of Honour and Can be depended on4 in Hast. I am with the Gratest Esteem Your Excellencys Most Obedt Hum. Sert

William Bartlett


1Letter not found.

2“His Excelly,” Stephen Moylan wrote to Bartlett on 15 Dec., “thinks the price of Teams as fixt by the Province full sufficient, he will not raise the price” (DLC:GW).

3For the sending of the porter, see Bartlett to GW, 14 Dec. 1775. In Moylan’s letter to Bartlett of 10 Dec., he had written: “Pray when are you to send the Porter &c. we want it much” (ibid.).

4“Capt. Lowrie & Capt. Foster have Liberty to Stay at Salem on their Parole,” Moylan wrote to Bartlett on 15 December. “Let them have their wearing apparell, & what to you appear Clear to be their private property takeing their receipts for what you give them” (ibid.).

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