George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Mease, 16 March 1779

From James Mease

Philada March 16 1779


The honorable Bd of War in obedience to your Excellency’s directions have ordered me to forward to Camp two thousand pr overhals one thousand shirts & one thousand pairs shoes1—which are this day sent off.

They have also desired me to Acquaint your Excellency that should there by any more overhals wanted, they can be forwarded from hence immedeatly, there being ten thousand pairs ready,2 & that the Commissary at springfield had last month received upwards ten thousand shirts from which they wd order a supply to head Quarters. I have the honor to be with infinite respect your Exellencys’ most obdt Hble servt

James Mease C[lothie]r Gen.


2For GW’s decision to delay shipping additional overalls to camp, see his letter to Pickering of 20 March.

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