From John Jay
Philadelphia 23d Feby 1779
Congress consider Genl McDougall’s Application worthy of Attention,1 & the better to enable your Excellency to comply, if you think proper with his Request have ordered a thousand Dollars to be forwarded to You—The enclosed is a Copy of the Order for that purpose.2 I have the Honor to be With the greatest Respect & Esteem Your Excellys most Obedt & Hble Servt
LB, DNA:PCC, item 14.
2. The enclosure has not been identified. On 22 Feb., Congress ordered “That a warrant issue on the treasurer, in favour of the paymaster of the Board of War and Ordnance, for the sum of one thousand dollars in specie, to be by him forwarded to the Commander in Chief for secret service” (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 13:218). For GW’s sending to McDougall the balance of the specie that he had requested, see GW to McDougall, 3 March.