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Letter from Nicholas Cooke, March 28, 1776

TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.02.046

Nicholas Cooke. Letter signed: Providence, to George Washington, 1776 March 28.  1 p. + addr.


[inserted: N. Cook to Washington _ Army]

Providence March 28th. 1776




This 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.


The 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.
Nichs Cooke


His Excel.y Genl. Washington


On the publick Service

His Excellency
George Washington Esqr.
Commander in Chief of all the
American Forces.

Favored by Col. Mathewson            Cambridge



Notes: Published in Twohig, Dorothy et. al. The Papers of George Washington.  Revolutionary Series. v. 3:555.