Bill for Expenses of George Washington’s Staff
[Potts Grove, Pennsylvania, September 21, 1777]
|paid at Christiana1 for family’s2 breakfast, horses &c.—||£6.5|
|paid on the road from thence to Wilmington for lodging &c—||6.|
|paid for breakfast the morning we crossed brandywine—3||1.12|
Received the above from Capt Gibbs4
ADS, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Town on creek of same name, which flows into the Delaware near Wilmington.
2. I.e., Washington’s staff.
3. The American forces crossed Brandywine Creek on September 9, 1777.
4. Caleb Gibbs, Washington’s aide-de-camp, and captain and commander of a company of Washington’s Guards.