George Washington Papers

To George Washington from the Massachusetts Council, 4 November 1775

From the Massachusetts Council

[Watertown, Mass.] 4 November 1775. Recommends captains David Parsons, Thomas Farrington, and Simon Stevens “as Candidates to fill. . . Vacancies in the Army.”1

LS, signed by James Otis, Sr., DLC:GW.

1These three men had each commanded a company during the French and Indian War. Thomas Farrington became a captain in the 16th Continental Infantry on 1 Jan. 1776 and lieutenant colonel of the 5th Massachusetts Regiment a year later. He was cashiered on 26 May 1777. See GW to William Heath, 23 May 1777, MHi: Heath Papers. Simon Stevens (1736–1788) commanded a company for the defense of the frontier under Col. Timothy Bedel in 1778.

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