Nicholas Cooke. Letter signed: Providence, to George Washington,
1776 March 28. 1 p. + addr.
[inserted: N. Cook to Washington _ Army]
Providence March 28th.
waits upon you by Col. Mathewson a Member of the General Assembly, and a
Gentleman of Merit, whom I beg Leave to recommend to your Notice.
Assembly have appointed him to make Application to your Excellency for 40 Cannon
from 9 to 24 Pounders to be made use of for the Defence of the Colony.
He hath it particularly in Charge to request your Excellency that the 18
and 24 Pounders which were lent by this Colony to the provincial Army –
assembled near Boston may be returned with their Carriages & c. – I have
no Doubt of your Readiness to oblige the Colony in this reasonable Request, and
beg Leave to assure you that I am with great Truth and Esteem,
Your most obedt. and
most hble Servt.
His Excel.y Genl. Washington
On the publick Service
George Washington Esqr.
Commander in Chief of all the
Favored by Col. Mathewson
Published in Twohig, Dorothy et. al. The Papers of George Washington.
Revolutionary Series. v. 3:555.