George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Samuel Blachley Webb, 19 May 1777

From Colonel Samuel Blachley Webb

Wethersfield in Connecticut 19th May 1777

My returns of the 16th Instant amount to 234 Including Dead & Deserted upwards of 50 have already marchd for Peeks Kill agreeable to orders received from Brigadier General Parsons, the others I shall forward on as they leave the Hospital, The Assembly of this State are now setting—and are adopting very spirited measures for immediately filling the Nine and a half Battallions, as your Excellency will see by the enclosed Act.1 I have the Honor to be with much Esteem Your Excellencies Most Obedt Servt

Samel B. Webb


1Webb apparently enclosed a copy of the broadside containing the Connecticut general assembly’s recent act for raising the state’s Continental quota of troops (see Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., to GW, 18 May, n.2).

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