George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Tucker, 11 June 1776

From Samuel Tucker

Burlington [N.J.] 11th June 1776 A:M.


I am honoured with your favor of yesterday per Express1 and you may Reley on my Doing Every thing in my Power to Carry the Resolutions of the Honble Congress into Effect with that Expedition you so Earnestly Press as Soon as a Sufficient number of our members are got Together which I have the greatest Reason to beleive will be at three oClock this afternoon—we met Last Evening and this Morning but for want of a quorum Could not Proceed to any Business of Consequence.2

you may Reley on my urgeing the mode your Excellency has pointed out to be persued in the marching of our Militia as I Shall be happy in Contributeing the Smallest mite, towards aiding the great Cause under your Command, and have the Honour to be your Most obedient Humbe Servt

Saml Tucker


1Although this letter has not been found, the postscript to the one that GW wrote to Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., on 10 June indicates that it was nearly identical to that letter.

2The New Jersey provincial congress obtained a quorum at 6 p.m., and GW’s letter was then read along with the Continental Congress’s resolution of 3 June calling on New Jersey to furnish 3,300 militiamen for the defense of New York. The ordinance for raising that force was approved on 14 June (Force, American Archives description begins Peter Force, ed. American Archives. 9 vols. Washington, D.C., 1837–53. description ends , 4th ser., 6:1615–21).

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