George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Otis, Sr., 8 November 1775

From James Otis, Sr.

Council Chamber, November 8, 1775.

Sir: Agreeable to your request, signified to the Board by your Excellency’s Aid-de-Camp, Mr. Harrison, we have caused Mr. Smithwick to be apprehended, and herewith send him to wait your Excellency’s order, under custody of the Sergeant’s guard who brought Mr. Cox here this morning.1

In the name and by order of the Council:

James Otis, President

Force, American Archives description begins Peter Force, ed. American Archives. 9 vols. Washington, D.C., 1837–53. description ends , 4th ser., 3:1402.

1For the case of James Smithwick and GW’s action in regard to it, see GW to James Warren, 9 Nov. 1775. Mr. Cox has not been identified.

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