George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Aylett, 12 September 1777

From William Aylett

Williamsburg Virga
Sepr 12 1777

May it please your Excellency,

The resolutions of Congress makes it my Duty to inform you of the persons I appoint my assistants; as Deputy Commissary Genl of purchases for the Southern Departmt. I therefore beg leave to advise your Excellency that I have appointed James Hunter Junr of Fredericksburg for the Northern district of this State includeing Alexandria & Dumfries, and Powell Reins assistt pro tempore at Portsmouth.

I would if I was not fearful of trespassing upon your Excellencys time enlarge my letter, therefore shall only beg leave to Subscribe myself with every Sentiment of unfeign’d respect & esteem & in every sence of the phraise Your excellency Obedient & verry Humble Servant

William Aylett

I shall be oblig’d to your Excellency to Order me to be inform’d whether all the Stores I sent to Elk escap’d the Enemy, & whether the six vessels that carryed part & were at Elk when the Enemy arriv’d have fallen into their hands.


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