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To George Washington from James Bowdoin, 2 February 1777

From James Bowdoin

Boston, 2 February 1777. “The Council being much crowded with public business could not write to you by this Opportunity but as I apprehended it proper your Excy should be made acquainted with the Contents of their Letter to Congress of the 30th Ulto I have enclosed it for your Perusal: After which You will please to forward it by the Express which brings it to you.”1

ADfS, M-Ar: Revolution Letters.

1The Massachusetts council’s letter has not been identified, although on 20 Feb. Congress read letters from the Massachusetts council of 30 Jan. and 1 Feb. 1777 and referred them to the Board of War (see JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 7:134).

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