George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Morgan, 4 March 1776

From John Morgan

Cambridge, 4 March 1776. Recommends “William Eustis of Col. Knox’s Regiment of Artillery . . . as duly qualified for the post of Surgeon which he holds in said Regiment.”1

ADS, MHi: Eustis Papers.

1William Eustis (1753–1825) became surgeon of Col. Richard Gridley’s regiment of Massachusetts artillery on 10 May 1775 and continued in 1776 as surgeon to the Continental artillery regiment under Col. Henry Knox. Eustis served in the army throughout the war. In October 1780 Congress named him a physician and surgeon in the hospital department.

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