George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the Board of War, 29 September 1779

To the Board of War

Hd Qrs W. Point 29 Sepr 1779.


I have duly received your favor of the 23d Inst.

The clothing which is packed up and ready for transportation you will be pleased to order on to New-Windsor, by way of Morristown—Pompton—& Ringwood I expect the clothier Gen. will be at New-Windsor before it arrives.

We suffer so much at present for the article of shoes that should any be within the order of the board—I wish them to be sent forward as soon as possible.

The blankets we have on hand are greatly inadequate to our wants—If any supply of these can be had it will be a very desirable attainment.1 I am &


Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The receiver’s copy of this letter, which has not been found, may have been dated 30 September. The Board of War’s letter of 23 Sept. is docketed “Ansd 30th.”

1No reply from the Board of War has been found, but GW re-emphasized the army’s need for shoes in his letter to the board of 2 Oct.; the board replied to that letter on 9 October.

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