George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Nathanael Greene, 27 May 1777

From Major General Nathanael Greene

Camp Middle Brook May 27. 1777

Dear Sir

This moment the Commisary reports to me that the Provisions & supplies fall short and that its out of his power with his utmost exertion to procure a sufficient supply.

I wish your Excellency would order the Commisary at Morris Town down here as soon as possible to the assistance of this.

We must take Sheep & Cattle about the Country to supply the present deficiency. I think Trumbull should pay immediate attention to this matter.

A deserter of the 71 this moment came in from Bonum Town—sais very little—he sais it is the common talk in the British Army they are going to Philadelph[i]a by Water & that Transports are prepard and preparing to go round to Philadelphia & that the Troops are all to embark. Beleive me to be with the greatest Respect Your Excellencies Obedient Sert

N. Greene


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