George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Bartlett, 10 February 1776 [letter not found]

Letter not found: from William Bartlett, 10 Feb. 1776. On 12 Feb. Stephen Moylan wrote to Bartlett: “I Laid your Letter of the 10th instant before his Excellency, he was much Surpris’d at your fresh demand for 2000 dollars, indeed So was I, there is now upwards of 10,000 dollars advanced upon these armed vessels, & very few Accounts yet brought in”1 (DLC:GW).

1Moylan continued in his reply to instruct Bartlett to send his accounts to headquarters as soon as possible and requested that the owners of the armed vessels make out abstracts for the money due to them from the time that the vessels were engaged for the Continental service to the end of 1775. Warrants, Moylan promised, would be issued to the owners for the amounts due to them, relieving Bartlett of that obligation. If Bartlett still needed money after submitting his accounts, it would be given to him.

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