George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Clark & Nightingale, 31 August 1775

To Clark & Nightingale

Camp at Cambridge August 31st 1775


Hearing that you have imported a Quantity of Powder, Lead & Small Arms I have dispatchd Capt. Bayler, one of my Aids de Camp to treat with you for it. Whatever Engagement he shall enter into for the whole or any part I will confirm: And upon Delivery to him your Bills drawn on me for the Price agreed on shall be honor’d on the Shortest Notice.1 I am Gent: Your very Humble Servt

G. W.

LB, in Thomas Mifflin’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

John Clark and Joseph Nightingale (1748–1797) remained partners in this Providence trading firm throughout the Revolution.

1The cargo, jointly owned by Clark & Nightingale and the Massachusetts government, arrived at Norwich on 28 Aug. (Nicholas Cooke to GW, 30 Aug. 1775). For George Baylor’s purchase of most of these supplies, see Clark & Nightingale to GW and Nicholas Cooke to GW, both 2 Sept. 1775.

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