George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Artemas Ward, 25 July 1776

From Major General Artemas Ward

Boston 25 July 1776.


Herewith is inclosed Returns of the Stores in this Division of the Continental Army.1 I shall immediately send to the Agents to furnish those Articles mentioned in Mr Webb’s Letter of the eighteenth Instant, and shall comply as far as is in my power with all Your Directions therein.2

As soon as the Regiments are able to march I shall give orders therefor, and immediately retire. I am Your Excellency’s Obedient and very Humble Servant

Artemas Ward


1Ward enclosed “A Return of Ordnance stores,” dated 22 July and signed by Nathaniel Barber, Jr., deputy commissary of artillery stores, and “A Return of Stock & Tools, belonging to the Continent, in the Possession of Thos Chase Ass’t Q.M.G. at Boston,” which is dated 25 July and is signed by Chase. Both of those documents are in DLC:GW. See also Force, American Archives description begins Peter Force, ed. American Archives. 9 vols. Washington, D.C., 1837–53. description ends , 5th ser., 1:586–87.

2See Samuel Blachley Webb’s letter to Ward of 18 July, which is quoted in GW to Ward, 19 July, n.1.

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