George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Whipple, 27 January 1776

To William Whipple

Cambridge, 27th Januay 1776.

Sir—

There were three accounts exhibited against the United Colonies by different persons in your Province;

One by Jonathan Burnham,1 for £40: 7: 5
One for Horse hier &c. by Saml Hobart, 0: 5:
One by yourself for sundry exps 26: 2: 5
£74: 14: 10

I think it will be more regular, that the accounts above mentioned should be settled by agents that will doubtless be appointed by the Congress to settle the accounts that are or may be depending with the different Provinces: This is the reason that I do not at present enter upon an examination of these accounts. I am,

Sir, your most Hb servt,

Go. Washington.

Bouton, N.H. State Papers description begins Nathaniel Bouton, ed. State Papers. Documents and Records Relating to the State of New-Hampshire during the Period of the American Revolution, from 1776 to 1783 . . .. In New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers, vol. 8. 1874. Reprint. New York, 1973. description ends description begins Nathaniel Bouton, ed. Provincial Papers. Documents and Records Relating to the Province of New-Hampshire, from 1764 to 1776 . . .. In New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers, vol. 7. 1873. Reprint. New York, 1973. description ends , 8:68; LB (memorandum), in Stephen Moylan’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript (memorandum), DLC:GW.

William Whipple became a member of the New Hampshire council on 6 Jan. and was appointed one of the colony’s delegates to the Continental Congress on 23 Jan. 1776.

1Jonathan Burnham (Burnam) became lieutenant colonel of a regiment of New Hampshire minutemen in September 1775, and in December he was active in forwarding militia to the Continental army.

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