James Wood letter to Michael Bowyer, 1777 March 7

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James Wood letter to Michael Bowyer, 1777 March 7

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Colonel James Wood, commander of the 12th Virginia Regiment, letter to Captain Michael Bowyer. Wood writes to inform Bowyer that the battalion has been instructed to join the main army under General George Washington in New Jersey. Wood details the route and means Bowyer is to follow in carrying out this order.

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Sir

I have just received Instructions from the Board of
War to march my Battalion with all Possible Expedition to the
Assistance of General Washington, in the State of New Jersey,
and as your Company are One who are Ordered to form my
Battalion, you will Please to march them your Company with=
=out Delay the Nearest Route to the south Branch of Potomack,
and from thence by way of the Lost River to Winchester; you
are to Provide in the Neighbourhood of your station, Necessary
Pack Horses for Transporting your Baggage, your Certicates
for Provisions & Other Neccessaries will Be Paid On sight, & you
will be furnished at Winchester with such Articles as May
be wanting to fit your Company for services.

I am
sir
Yr
Very Obedient
Servant
James Wood

Fort Pitt 7th. March 1777

Captain Bowyer

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On the service of the United States.

To
Captain Michael Bowyer.
or
Officer Commanding
at
Tigers Valley.

p Express

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Ink on paper

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Wood, James, 1741-1813, “James Wood letter to Michael Bowyer, 1777 March 7,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed January 30, 2023, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/71.

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