George Washington Papers
Documents filtered by: Correspondent="Washington, George" AND Correspondent="Carlyle, John"
sorted by: recipient

From George Washington to John Carlyle, 25 July 1756

To John Carlyle

[Winchester, 25 July 1756]

To Colonel John Carlyle, in Alexandria
Sir,

As I understand there were many Flock-beds left by the British Forces in Alexandria; and as we are much in want of some for the use of the Hospital1—I desire you will detain fifty or sixty for that purpose; and send them here by the most convenient opportunity—If there are pillows, bowlsters or sheets belonging to them—you must detain a proportionable quantity of them. We are in want of two Grindstones, one dozen two-inch chisels; one dozen inch ditto, and two carpenters adzes; which I desire may be sent up by the first opportunity. I am &c.

G:W.

LB, DLC:GW.

1A flock-bed was a mattress stuffed with wool.

Index Entries