To Major General Nathanael Greene
Head Quarters [West Point] September 12th 1779
I am not sure that I rightly understood you when you talked of the Boats at Albany. If you did not say that, you had already ordered a number from thence, it is my wish that you should do it immediately; and of such kinds (if there are more than one kind) as will answer the purposes we were talking of. It may be necessary also, to turn your attention a little to the proper kind of plank for like purposes.1 I am Yrs Sincerely
P.S. I have forgot the report you made me respecting the Boats in Connecticut River & elsewhere please to repeat it.2
Copy, DNA:PCC, item 173.
1. Greene complied with GW’s call for boats by writing the letters to Lt. Col. Udny Hay of 12 and 13 Sept., and to Col. Morgan Lewis of 13 Sept. (all DNA: PCC, item 173). In a letter to Greene of 26 September, GW repeated his orders regarding the boats at Albany..
2. Greene’s report on this subject has not been identified.