Washington, George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 4
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To COLONEL JOHN GLOVER
AND STEPHEN MOYLAN Camp at Cambridge, October 16, 1775.

    Gentlemn: Colonel Glover's Letter of the 13th Inst. came safe to Hand. Captain Broughton and Captain Sellman have their Orders and must be immediately dispatched. The Price you mention for Bread is monstrous; but there must be no Delay. If the Flour is not come in from Portsmouth, you must do as well as you can; but if it is, we hope, you need not submit to such Terms. Let the Agent take Care to reserve a suitable


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Quantity for the Vessels, when it does arrive. Captain Glover will have the seventh Vessel fitted out; but the General fears he is too young. He has agreed to be second in Command under Manley for a little Time. The Experience he will gain, will enable him to take the first Command afterwards with more Honour. I am, etc.