George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 9 February 1777

To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

Head Quarters Morris Town 9th Feby 1777


You will receive herewith sixty thousand Dollars for the use of the recruiting Service in Your State, which I desire you will distribute among the Officers in proportion to their wants.1

I desire you will not appropriate any part of this money to the reimbursement of the sum advanced to Colo. Sheldon, as I every day expect an order from Congress, which will enable me to give you a draught for the whole Sum, upon the Loan Office. I have the Honor to be with great Respect Sir Your most obedient Servant

G. Washington

LB, Ct: Trumbull Papers; Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The enclosed warrant for $60,000 that was issued to Trumbull on this date has not been identified (see GW’s warrant book no. 2, DLC:GW, ser. 5, vol. 18).

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