Letter from Walter Spooner to General Washington



Watertown, July 2, 1776.

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY: The General Court, in compliance with the resolve of Congress, appointed Committees to go into the several Counties of Plymouth, Bristol, Worcester, and Berkshire, to raise from the Militia two thousand men, destined to New-York, a copy of which resolve we enclose you. And immediately on the receipt of your letter of the 28th ultimo, the General Assembly sent away expresses to their several Committees appointed to raise the men destined for New-York, pressing them to forward their march with all expedition, and we hope it will not be long before they will join you.

Wishing you success in all your enterprises, in the name and by order of the General Assembly, I am your Excellency' s most obedient and most humble servant,


To His Excellency George Washington, Esq˙, Commander-in-Chief of the Forces of the United Colonies, New-York.