George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Nathanael Greene, 22 April 1779

To Major General Nathanael Greene

Head Quarters Middlebrook 22d April 1779.


I received yesterday evening your letter of the 21st.

At this time I could have wished there had been no obstructions in the way of completing our Indian preparations—I would imagine however, that your personal representation to a committee of Congress, on the subject of your letter, will procure an immediate and necessary supply of money; which you think is the only thing wanted on the present occasion.

But Should this application fail, and in order to prevent further delay, I inclose you a letter to Congress, with a blank date, pressing the supply.1 But I would not have this communicated unless your own application should not operate agreeable to the intention. I am &c.

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

1Greene found an immediate use for GW’s letter, sending it to Congress on 23 April; see GW’s third letter to John Jay of that date.

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