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Letter from Governour Cooke to General Washington

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GOVERNOUR COOKE TO GENERAL WASHINGTON.

Providence, December 11, 1775.

SIR: I do myself the honour to address this letter to you by Mr˙ Penet, and another French gentleman, who arrived here last night, in Captain Rhodes, from Cape Fran├žois, who was despatched some time since from this place for powder. Mr˙ Penet comes extremely well recommended to our Committee for providing powder from a merchant of character at the Cape. He hath proposals to make for supplying the United Colonies with arms and warlike stores. I am informed that the other gentleman is a person of some consequence. I beg leave to introduce them to your Excellency, and to assure you that I am with great respect, sir, your most obedient and most humble servant,

NICHOLAS COOKE.

To General Washington.

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