George Washington Papers

To George Washington from the Massachusetts General Court, 2 July 1776

From the Massachusetts General Court

Watertown [Mass.]
July 2nd 1776.

May it please Your Excellency

The General Court in Compliance with the resolve of Congress appointed Committees to go into the several Counties of Plymouth, Bristol, Worcester, and Berkshire, to raise from the Militia two thousand men, destined to New York, a Copy of which Resolve we inclose you,1 & immediately on receipt of your Letter of 28th Ulto the General Assembly sent away Expresses to their several Committees appointed to raise the Men destined for New York pressing them to forward their March with all Expedition, and We hope it will not be long before they will join you. Wishing you Success in all your Enterprizes. In the Name, and by Order of the General Assembly—I am Your Excellency’s most obedient & most humble Sert

Walter Spooner

LS, DLC:GW; Df, M-Ar: Revolution Letters; LB, M-Ar: Revolution Letters.

1The enclosed printed resolution of 25 June, authorizing the raising of 2,000 Massachusetts militiamen to reinforce New York and 3,000 militiamen for Canada, is in DLC:GW.

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