To James Geary
Smiths Clove [N.Y.] June 21st 1779
Yr favr of yesterdays date I have received1 & must refer you, for the issuing the several articles in yr possession to a general order which I transmitted to you from West point, two or three days past2—It may be well to remind you, that more than one pr of overall must not be issued to a Soldier, untill each has recd, that quantity. I am Sr Yr Mo. Obet svt
Df, in Richard Kidder Meade’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
2. GW’s letter to Geary of 19 June, written at West Point, reads: “If you have not received a copy of the order itself the inclosed is the substance of a general order lately issued for regulating the future drafts of Cloathing—You are to furnish the troops on the East side of the River and at this post with such articles as they may stand in need of, agreeable thereto” (Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW). The enclosed general order has not been identified, but GW is referring to a portion of the general orders for 30 May.