George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Thomas Nixon, 18 July 1779

From Colonel Thomas Nixon

Springfield [Mass.] July 18th 1779


Your Excys letter of the 14th Instant came to hand, & observe the contents. I have sent a Detachtment of Recruits Consisting of 236 men Under the command of Capt. Marshall1 Yesterday in the Afternoon destind for the Camp, part of Which was Armed. others withou⟨t.⟩ I have Delivered Your Excys letter to the Commissy of Military stores.2 who promises to deliver Arms but has no Cartouch Boxes on hand. I am With the Greatest Respect Your Excys Most obedt & Most Humble Servt

Thomas Nixon Colo.
6 Massats Regt

ALS, DLC:GW. GW’s aide-de-camp Richard Kidder Meade docketed this letter in part: “No Answer Required.”

1Christopher Marshall (1743–1804) served in the Massachusetts militia in 1776 and received a commission as a captain in the 10th Massachusetts Regiment in January 1777. He transferred to the 1st Massachusetts Regiment in January 1783 and left the army that November.

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