George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jeremiah Wadsworth, 26 September 1779

From Jeremiah Wadsworth

Murderers Creek [N.Y.] Septr 26th 1779


I have Your Excellency’s letter of the 25th inclosing an Extract of Col. Hazens letter. I have taken effectual Measures to have that district furnished with more than the proportion of Money it wou’d share on a just average of the Sums Obtained by me for the whole Department and am well assured Mr Cuyler my Deputy will be very carefull to prevent any cause of complaint in that Quarter. Your favour of this day is just recd and I shall make every possible preparation for the event You expect. when in Connecticut I was satisfied Count D’Estang had sailed as far north as Lat. 25 and took my measures as if I had been sure of his comeing to this Coast I shall be able to give him Beef in plenty but I have reason to fear our supplies of flour will be short of our own Demands.1 I am Your Excellencys most Obt hume Servt

Jere. Wadsworth

LB, CtHi: Jeremiah Wadsworth Papers.

1GW addressed the issue of flour supplies in his letter to the states of 4 Oct. (see GW to George Clinton, that date). He had previously raised the issue in his circular to the states of 28 August.

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