From Solomon Southwick
Providence, [R.I.] May 26. 1778
I herewith inclose You a Return of Assistant Commissaries of Issues for the Troops within the State of Rhode Island, &c. which I shou’d have done before, but that I did not, some Time back, understand the Resolve of Congress, respecting this Matter, to mean the same I now think it does.1
Any Commands or Directions from Your Excellency, relative to my Department, will be very cheerfully received, & punctually complied with, as far as possible, by, Sir, Your most respectful, and most obedt hble Servant,
Soln Southwick D.C.G. Issues
State R. Island.
Solomon Southwick (1731–1797), a Rhode Island printer, was appointed deputy commissary general of issues in February 1778.