George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Clement Biddle, 18 May 1780

Head Quarters Morris Town 18th May 1780

Dear Sir

I have received your favor of the 16th acquainting me with your having resigned the Office of Commissary General of Forage, and of the necessity which you are under of repairing to Philadelphia before the 1st of June to settle the accounts of the department—Justice to you induces me to express my intire approbation of your conduct, so far as it has come under my notice, in the particular line of your duty, and to acknowledge that the army has at several times, in very critical circumstances, derived great advantages from your activity and address in giving assistance to the Commissary’s and Quarter Masters departments—Should you again incline to engage in the service under any new regulations which may take place, I can assure you that your reappointment will be a measure highly agreeable to me—I feel myself obliged by your expressions of personal regard which is reciprocal. I am with great esteem Dear Sir Your Mo. Obet servant

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