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Chapter 37: Massachusetts Asks for George Washington as com-mander in chief. June 1—June 17, 1775. in obedience to the injunctions of Lord North and Ch
lissimo whom Joseph Warren, Warren of Plymouth, Gerry and others desired, was Washington.
The bearer of the letter who had been commissioned to explain more fully th to surpass all his countrymen in military capacity and skill.
The choice of Washington as the general, would at once be a concession to prejudice and in itself the as voted
June 15. to appoint a general.
Johnson, of Maryland, nominated George Washington; and as he had been brought forward at the particular request of the peop ly said, he was as fortunate as great and good.
This also is the praise of Washington; that never in the tide of time has any man lived who had in so great a degre y in congress to maintain and assist him, and adhere to him, the said George Washington, Esquire, with their lives and fortunes in the same cause.
By his commission,