George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Eleazar Wheelock, 12 December 1775

To Eleazar Wheelock

Cambridge 12 December 1775. “Acknowledged receipt of two Letters.1 Thankd him for information respecting Major Rogers & inclosed a Letter for him, which was Saved with other papers thrown over board by Capt. Forster.”2

LB, in Stephen Moylan’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The abstract is taken from the memorandum in the letter book. No copy of the full letter has been found, and it is possible that it may have been written by Moylan on behalf of GW. Both the letter-book copy and the Varick transcript are erroneously addressed “To Docter Wheeler.”

2For Capt. William Foster’s attempt to destroy his papers when his ship, the Jenny, was captured, see William Bartlett to GW, 9 Dec., and GW to Hancock, 11 Dec. 1775. The enclosed letter has not been indentified.

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