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To George Washington from Major General Artemas Ward, 3 June 1776

From Major General Artemas Ward

Boston, 3 June 1776. Encloses “the Judgement of a Court of Enquiry upon the Complaint of Col. Varnum against Lieut. Merril. And a Return of this Division of the Army.1 Some of the Articles which General Putnam sent to me for are on the way to Norwich, and the most of them will set off tomorrow morning.”2

LS, DLC:GW; LB, MHi: Ward Papers.

1This return has not been identified. The enclosed record of the courtmartial that tried Lt. Daniel Merrill of Col. Edmund Phinney’s 18th Continental Regiment on 24 May 1776 is in DLC:GW. For a discussion of this case, see GW to Ward, 13 May 1776, n.1.

2For the items from the captured British transport Hope that Putnam requested to be sent to New York, see Putnam to GW, 27 May 1776.

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