George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 11 March 1776

From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene

Prospect Hill March 11. 1776


Major Nathaniel Cudworth lately discharged from Colo. Whitcombs Regiment has arrived to Join Colo. Bonds, he is agreeable to the Field Officers and satisfactory to the Captains & Subs. The Major is a good prudent Officer and left the former Regiment only because there was not proper order and Decipline maintain’d in it [.] I esteem him worthy the appointment; and if your Excellencys Sentiments Corresponds with mine should be glad he might receive an appointment to fill that Vacancy in Colo. Bonds Regiment1—I am with profound respect Your Excellency most Obedient humble servant

Nathanael Greene


1Nathaniel Cudworth (1745–1826), who was major of Col. Jonathan Brewer’s Massachusetts regiment during 1775, was discharged from Col. Asa Whitcomb’s 6th Continental Regiment on 13 Feb. 1776. GW allowed Cudworth to fill the vacant position as major in Col. William Bond’s 25th Continental Regiment, and Cudworth apparently served to the end of 1776.

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