George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nathanael Greene, 22 March 1780

Hd Qrs 22d March 1780.

Dr Sir,

A Letter from Genl Schuyler of the 7th Instt (referrd to in another letter of his, recd several days ago) came to my hands at nine O’clock last night, & contains the following paragraphs.

"The measure I proposed to Gen. Green the moment before I parted with him I learnt on my arrival had already been decided upon as unnecessary, and I was confidentially advised that it would be in vain to urge it, I must therefore forbear however strongly impressed with its importance."


"I believe it will be necessary for Genl Greene to address Congress very pointedly on the subject of the waggoners as I find a disposition in many to have them drawn from the Army; The reasons why they should not, if ever the Army would after all be sufficiently in force, will be obvious to him, & I wish him to adduce them fully to corroborate what I shall deliver on the subject before his letter arrives."

The first of these paragraphs is for your own information only. I am Dr Sir Yr Obedt & Affecte Ser.

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