George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Ebenezer Hancock, 9 January 1777

To Ebenezer Hancock

Head Quarters Morris Town 9th Jany 1777


As many of the Colonels and other Officers who are on the recruiting Service in New England, will want Sums of Money for that purpose, I shall be glad to know the State of your Treasury, that I may occasionally draw upon you for the above purpose.1 I am Sir Yr most obt Servt

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LS (photocopy), in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW, ser. 9. Fitzpatrick says the LS was sold at auction in 1910 (Fitzpatrick, Writings description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed. The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745–1799. 39 vols. Washington, D.C., 1931–44. description ends , 6:486).

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