To Colonel Hugh Hughes
[New Windsor, New York] February 27, 1781. “I thank you for the Trouble you have taken about the Horses.1 Our Journey is postpon’d, but is Still in Contemplation.2 When we do set out I shall be obliged to depend on the Public for Horses, as mine were so low that I do not intend to bring them from above3 ’till near the opening of the Campaign.…”
LC, New-York Historical Society, New York City.
2. See George Washington to President of Congress, February 26, 1781 (GW description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed., The Writings of George Washington (Washington, 1931–1944). description ends , XXI, 300–02).