George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nathaniel Woodhull, 24 October 1775

To Nathaniel Woodhull

Camp at Cambridge October 24th 1775


Your Favour of the 12th Instant I duly received, and thank you for inclosing Captain Thompsons Information. The Contents of the Deposition, now transmitted to you, are of such a Nature, that I thought, no Time should be lost in giving you the earliest Notice of them.1 I am Sir yr mo. obt Servt

Go. W.

LB, in Edmund Randolph’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Some member of GW’s staff apparently interchanged the addresses on the final copies of this letter and GW’s letter to Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., of this date. Trumbull received the letter intended for Woodhull, and Woodhull got the one meant for Trumbull. See N.Y. Prov. Congress Journals, 2:3 description begins Journals of the Provincial Congress, Provincial Convention, Committee of Safety, and Council of Safety of the State of New-York, 1775–1776–1777. 2 vols. Albany, 1842. (Microfilm Collection of Early State Records). description ends , and GW to Nicholas Cooke and Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., this date, source note.

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