George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Moultrie, 15 February 1793

From William Moultrie

Charleston [S.C.] 15th February 1793.


A spirit of emulation seems to be taking place rapidly among the Militia of this State, by forming themselves into Voluntier companies under respectable officers, & in neat uniforms, several of which are Artillery.

Willing to promote a Spirit in itself so laudable, I beg leave to be indulged in the request of six brass three pounders from the Arsenal of the United States, this State becoming answerable for them, or to return them when required.1 I am Sir, with the greatest respect your most obedient & very humble Servant

Willm Moultrie


1For a similar but unanswered request from South Carolina governor William Moultrie, see Henry Knox to Tobias Lear, 6 Feb. 1793, and note 2. GW responded to this appeal on 15 March.

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