George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Patrick Henry, 31 July 1775

From Patrick Henry

Philadelphia, 31 July 1775.

Recommends “the Bearer Mr Frazer,”1 who “means to enter the American Camp, & there to gain that Experience, of which the general Cause may be avail’d. It is my earnest wish that many Virginians might see Service. It is not unlikely that in the Fluctuation of things our Country may have occasion for great military Exertions.”


1The bearer was apparently John Grizzage Frazer, a bankrupt Virginia merchant who owed money to GW. See GW to William Aylett, 6 Mar. 1775. Frazer became an assistant to the quartermaster general on 22 Sept. 1775 and served in that capacity on Prospect and Winter hills until the following spring.

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