Wythe, William Ellery & Committee on Clothing to Nicholas Cooke, 11 October 1776
From Records of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England, vol. 8, 1776-1779, edited by John Russell Bartlett (Providence, RI: Cooke, Jackson, 1863), p. 34.
Letter text, 11 October 1776
Philadelphia Oct. 11th. 1776
Congress being earnestly engaged to make the best Provision in their Power for cloathing the Troops particularly those who enlist into the new Army, have passed the inclosed Resolve; And the Committee being of Opinion that the Assembly of your State can direct the Execution of this Matter more effectually than they can, request you to apply the Assembly of your State to appoint the most suitable Persons to transact this Business with all possible Dispatch, and upon letting us know that Sums of Money you may be able to lay out it shall be sent you.
We are with great Respect
- Your Honours most obedient humble Servants,
Rob Treat Paine John Penn Wm. Williams Josiah Bartlett G. Wythe T. Stone Lyman Hall Wm Ellery Jno Witherspoon
To the Hon. Nicholas Cooke, Esq. Governor
of the state of Rhode Island and Provi-