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To George Washington from Valentine Rathbun, 17 May 1776

From Valentine Rathbun

Richmond [Mass.] 17 May 1776. Asks GW “to consider that it is of the last, utmost importance to the cause, that the Militia be furnished with ammunition without loss of time.”

Force, American Archives description begins Peter Force, ed. American Archives. 9 vols. Washington, D.C., 1837–53. description ends , 4th ser., 6:504.

Valentine Rathbun (1724–1814), a prominent Baptist and Patriot leader in Berkshire County, made this plea on behalf of eleven committees of safety in western Massachusetts.

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