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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Thomas Mumford, Groton, re: begging for gunpowder

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01117 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Cambridge Type: Letter signed Date: 13 February 1776 Pagination: 1 p. + addr. 31 x 20 cm

Summary of Content: Docketed. Containing the comment that gunpowder "will be of the utmost service to the cause of Liberty & America." Free franked "On the service of the United Colonies" (probably not GW's hand), but not signed.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: Cambridge 13th Feb[ruar]y 1776
Sir
Colonel Fisher Gay of Farmington in Hartford County, has informed me, that some powder was, by you imported, for the use of particular [struck: ...inland] inland towns in the Colony of Connecticut, the great want we are in, of that necessary article, obliges me to to send Colonel Gay, to borrow, or purchase as much, as he can possibly procure, I beg Sir that you will give him every assistance in your power, in negotiating this Important business - it will be of the utmost service to the cause of Liberty & America, & it will very much oblige

Sir
Your Most H[umble] S[ervan]t
Go: Washington
Thomas Mumford Esqr.

Address:
On the Service of the United Colonies
To Thomas Mumford Esqr
[struck: Broughton]
Groton

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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Mumford, Thomas, 1728-1799

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarMilitary HistoryAmmunitionContinental Army

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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