George Washington Papers

Instructions to John Grizzage Frazer, 30 November 1775

Instructions to John Grizzage Frazer

[Cambridge, 30 November 1775]

You are to hire & provide in the most Expeditious manner a Sufficient number of Teams, Waggons & Carriages for bringing to Windsor1 & prospect Hills: such boards & plank as you have purchased at petucket falls upon Meremet River2 & at Bradford & Hay at Andover or elsewhere, for the hire of which you are to Allow a reasonable price, & in case the owners of such Teams, Waggons & Carriages shall refuse to let the same upon reasonable hire, you are hereby Authorized & empowered to impress the same. Given under my Hand at Head Quarters at Cambridge this 30 day of Novr Annoque Domini 1775.

Copy in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1This should be “Winter.”

2The Pawtucket Falls are on the Merrimack River.

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