State of Massachusetts Bay—Council Chamber Boston June 27. 1780
Previous to the Receipt of the Letter from the Committee of Congress of the 19th inst. inclosing a Copy of Your Excellencys Letter of the same date, The President of Council had forwarded the Resolves of the General Assembly, fully expressive of the Measures taken by us, in Consequence of several Requisitions, made on this State with Respect to Men & Supplies; We can assure you, no Exertions have been wanting in the General Assembly in complying with the Expectations of the United States, signified to us, by your Excellency or their Delegates in Congress or their Committee of Cooperation, And what is more, we have the high Satisfaction to assure you, that since the distributing the Acts, both for filling our Battalions Aiding with our Militia, & for our Monthly Proportion of supplies, we have Reason to believe, That all Ranks of Citizens, are bravely determined to afford the Common Cause their Requested Assistance, in every Respect that the present Campaign may be as successfull as your Excellency can even wish or desire.
You will see by the Resolves, Springfield is the Rendezvous for the Recruits to fill the Battalions, to which they are Marching, or such other place as you may Appoint, Claverack the Destination of the Militia—I am in the Name & Behalf of the Council With the highest Esteem Your Excellencys Most Obedt hble Servt
James Bowdoin Presidt
DLC: Papers of George Washington.