George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Benjamin Neilly, 22 April 1781

Viz. That Colonel Brodhead had suffered Nancy McCally (his Girl) to sell a Table made by the public Artificers, at the same time refusing the Officers necessary furniture for their Barracks.

An Intimation that Colo. Brodhead had receivd 60,000 Dollars to Recruit his Regiment, and was wantonly sporting said Money away contrary to that purpose.

That Colonel Brodhead had suffered Nancy McCally to take unbecoming Liberties with some of the Officers.

8th Penn. Regt Majr Vernon
Captn Carnahan
Lieutt Neilly
Lieutt Ward
Lieutt Peterson
Lieutt Reed
Capt. Tannihill of the Maryland Corps
9th Virg. Regt Ensn Tannihill
Ensn Beck
Captn Springer
Ensn Springer
Mr Boreman D. Paymaster Genl
Mr Shelton Purchg Commy [W.Dt.]
Mr Holloway Assist. Auditor
& others

I Charge Colonel Daniel Brodhead with behaving in a manner unbecoming the Character of a Gentleman and an Officer by insulting me in the most approbrious terms—at his own Quarters in the presence of my brother Officers, Charging me at the same time with what was not only false and scandalous, but also improbable.

Viz: Destroying his Receipt Book, by tearing from said book a leaf or leaves thereby, to prevent him from accounting for Public Money.

Benjm. Neilly Lt

8th Penna Regt

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