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