George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nicholas Brown and John Brown, 17 May 1776

To Nicholas Brown and John Brown

Newyork 17th May 1776


Inclos’d you have a Letter from Robert Morris Esqe Chairman of the secret Committee of Congress containing an Order for fourteen Musketts.1 The great necessity we are under for Arms, and your known attachment to the Cause will I doubt not stimulate you to forward them with all possible Expedition. I am Gentlemen Your most obedient humble Servant

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LS, in William Palfrey’s writing, RPJCB.

1Morris’s letter to the Browns of 16 May is in the Brown Papers at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence. See the Continental Congress Secret Committee to GW, 16 May, and Nicholas Brown to GW, 27 May 1776.

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