George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Charles Young, 21 July 1778

To Charles Young

Head Quarters White plains 21 July 1778.


Being informed that you have applied for teams to transport cloathing to Philadelphia, I would be glad to know for what purpose it is to be sent away when it is so much wanted here, or the propriety of doubling the course of carriage, and burthening the Continent with an unnecessary expence.

Mr Kemper has a large quantity of Shoes at Morris Town, you will be pleased to direct him to have them brought forward to the army immediately.1 He has also some shirts and over alls which he will send with the Shoe⟨s⟩. I am &.

Go: Washington

Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Daniel Kemper (1749–1847), who attended King’s College, 1766–68, was appointed an assistant clothier general by spring 1777. After the war he was a weigher at the New York City customs house, 1792–1806.

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