George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Solomon Southwick, 26 May 1778

From Solomon Southwick

Providence, [R.I.] May 26. 1778


I herewith inclose You a Return of Assistant Commissaries of Issues for the Troops within the State of Rhode Island, &c. which I shou’d have done before, but that I did not, some Time back, understand the Resolve of Congress, respecting this Matter, to mean the same I now think it does.1

Any Commands or Directions from Your Excellency, relative to my Department, will be very cheerfully received, & punctually complied with, as far as possible, by, Sir, Your most respectful, and most obedt hble Servant,

Soln Southwick D.C.G. Issues
State R. Island.


Solomon Southwick (1731–1797), a Rhode Island printer, was appointed deputy commissary general of issues in February 1778.

1See JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 10:344–48. The enclosed “Return of Assistants appointed by Solomon Southwick” is in DLC:GW.

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