George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Azariah Dunham, 6 June 1780

Morris Town June 6. 1780


The Legislature of this State require that the Receipts given by the Officers for Provisions taken for the use of the Army, previous to your Excellency’s Requisitions for a Supply to the Magistrates, should be certified by you, or some Person of your Appointment; as may be seen by said Law Section the 5th. Many of these Receipts had been presented me for payment before this Law was pass’d; and more are daily offering, which am oblidg’d to put off untill such Person be appointed. If agreeable to your Excellency, would wish that some One near this might be approv’d of, for the conveniency of those who apply. Conceive no great Difficulty in this Business, as most of the Certificates either mention the weight of the Provisions as are valued by indifferent Persons, so that the certifying of them seems only a Matter of Form to answer such Law. Your Obedt humble Servant

Az. Dunham S.P.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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