George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Morgan, 25 February 1776

From John Morgan

Cambridge, 25 February 1776. Recommends “Doctr Spafford of Col: Nixons Regiment ... for a Commission as Regimental Surgeon.”1

ADS, DNA: RG 93, Manuscript File.

1Isaac Spofford (Spafford; 1752–1786), who studied medicine under Dr. James Brickett of Haverhill, Mass., was appointed surgeon of Col. John Nixon’s regiment on 5 July 1775. From January 1777 to May 1778 Spofford served as surgeon of the 3d Continental Artillery. He subsequently practiced medicine in Beverly and Wenham, Massachusetts.

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