Washington, George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 4
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To GOVERNOR NICHOLAS COOKE Cambridge, November 18, 1775.

    Sir: Your favor of the 13th Inst. by Mr. Philips I received, in answer thereto you will be pleased to order the Officers and Men that have been Stationed at Block Island, to March to this Camp. Reinforcements are Wanting, and probably will be; when they are here, they will be incorporated into the Continental Army, if they choose it, the many Circumstances attending the new arrangement of which had in some measure occasioned me to forget these Men before. When an Account of the Wages and Subsistence due to them is transmitted. I


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shall give necessary orders for their payment. I congratulate you upon your appointment to the Government of the Colony and am much obliged by the assurances you give me of such assistance as may be in your power. I am, etc.