George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Ezekiel Cheever, 14 July 1779

To Ezekiel Cheever

Head Qrs [New Windsor] July the 14: 1779


I have appointed Colo. Thomas Nixon to receive and forward to Camp the Recruits coming from the Massachusetts’ State; and I request that you will deliver on his order or receipt whatever number of Arms and Accoutrements complete he may require for them.1 I do not know what number of Men there will be, or I should ascertain the quantity to be delivered. I am sir Yr Most Obedt sert

G. Washington

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Cheever served as commissary of military stores at Springfield, Massachusetts. The letter sent to Cheever, which has not been found, was enclosed in GW’s letter to Col. Thomas Nixon of this date.

1See source note above; see also GW to Henry Knox, 12 July, and n.4 to that document.

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