George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Samuel Meredith, 27 June 1780

Head Qurs Ramapough 27th June 1780.


I have been favoured with your letter of the 24th. The spirit and exertions of the Citizens of Philadelphia, while they relieve us from the most pressing embarrassments cannot fail to produce a happy effect on our affairs in general. They claim & deserve the thanks of their Country.

With respect to the supplies which you have been appointed by them to forward at this juncture, or while the Jersey is free from the operation of the Enemy, they may be ordered by the common route to New Windsor. As this route however, is subject to interruption, you will be pleased from time to time to consult with Mr Forman Qr Mr who will be informed on this Head. He will also point out to you the States for the teams. I would beg leave to recommend, that there be no accumulation of the supplies made at Trenton or any intermediate place between that and the North River. It would be establishing and object for the enemy, which will be prevented by your having them transported from Philadelphia, in such quantities as shall be proportioned to the means which can be provided for forwarding them to New Windsor. I am Gentn &c.

Go: Washington.

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