George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Bartlett, 6 November 1775

From William Bartlett

Beverly [Mass.] 6 Novemr 1775


I hereby Acknolidge the receipt of your Favour of yesterday per Captn Brown & am Extreemly Glad to hear of your Excellencey’s Approbation of my Conduct.1 hope I shall So Conduct through all the Business I may have to Transact as to meet with the Same Applause.

I shall Imediately go upon Taking an Accurate inventory of all the Goods on Board according to your Excellency’s Orders and forward them to Head Quarters as soon as possible.2

The Captain & Owner I have Sent By Liet. Wallis by whom this Letter will be deliver’d.

Wish your Excellency Joy with the wine which Providence has favour’d you with as I make no doubt must be Very Agreable at this time.3

As I have not ben Honour’d with being Acquainted with any of your Excellency’s Perticular Company Except Mr Moylan to whom I would beg the Favour of my Complements. And am Sir your Excellency’s Most Obedt Huml. Sert

William Bartlett


1See Stephen Moylan to Bartlett, 5 Nov., quoted in Bartlett to GW, 4 Nov. 1775, n.5.

2Bartlett was inventorying the cargo of the North Britain. See ibid.

3Bartlett is referring to the wreck of the Monmouth. See William Watson to GW, 3 Nov. 1775, n.2.

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