George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Enoch Poor, 1 December 1777

From Brigadier General Enoch Poor

Monday 1st December 1777


in answer to the questions propos’d yesterday, Rispecting the Quartering Army this winter I am Clear of apoinyen that the grait Object is to Secure our men from the Inclemency of the wather Incres our numbers Dissapline our men and make our Army as Formadable as possable that we may be able to take the field early in the Spring.

I am not acquainted with this Country So as to point out the most Sutiable place—by Information do think that the line from Lankester to Reading is the most Elagable of the three places mention’d. I am Sir your most obedient Humble Servt

Enoch Poor, B. Genl

ALS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Poor also signed the cover of the ALS.

GW had solicited opinions from his generals on the subject of this letter at the council of general officers held on the evening of 30 Nov. (see the source note to General Orders, that date).

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