George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Joseph Trumbull, 2 November 1775

To Joseph Trumbull

Camp at Cambridge 2d Novr 1775.

Dr Sir

The news of your recovery, has given your friends a great deal of Joy. we had little hopes of seeing you again from some late accts of your health.

I have given Captn Wadsworth a draft on the Treasury for 120,000 Dollars agreeable to your request, although the State of our Cash is by no means able to bear such a pull upon it. besides this, Mr Avery on the 20th Instt got a Warrt for 20, M Dollars, & is now applying for Ten thousand More.1 So soon as you can travel with safety (& not before) I should be glad to see you at this Camp & am with sincere regard Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

ALS, Ct: Trumbull Papers; LB, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The ALS is endorsed in part: “per Capt. Wadsworth”

1Avery received a warrant for $10,000 on behalf of Trumbull on 9 Nov. (Warrant Book, 10 Sept. 1775–12 Aug. 1776, DLC:GW).

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