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Letter from Massachussets Congress to Governour Trumbull


MAY IT PLEASE YOUR HONOUR: Your favour of the 27th June we received, and heartily thank you for the information therein given us. The arrival of the flour from New-York to Norwich, gives us great pleasure, as we stand in need of large supplies of that commodity. We request your Honour to give orders that the same may be forwarded as soon as possible to our Committee of Supplies at Watertown; and any further quantities that may arrive hereafter, we desire may be sent immediately upon its arrival, to the same Committee; almost all the grain in this Colony being already brought in, and our stock not equal to the demands for bread.

We have the pleasure to be able to acquaint your Honour, that Generals Washington and Lee, with Mr˙ Mifflin, Aid-de-Camp to General Washington, arrived at Cambridge last Sabbath, in good health, a little after twelve o' clock at noon, and have great reason to expect, from their known characters, and their activity and vigilance already discovered, that their presence in the Army will be attended with most happy consequences.

Our camps at Cambridge and Roxbury are daily putting on a more defensible appearance. The health of our army is as general as we could expect. Several privates in the Cambridge Camp were last week taken down with the small-pox, but we have great reason to hope that the precautions taken on this occurrence will, by the Divine blessing, prevent the spreading of that distemper in the camp.

We are, with the greatest respect, your Honour' s most obedient humble servants.