George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Francis Johnston, 29 June 1780

Ramapough 29th June 1780

Dear Sir,

You, with the five Gentlemen, appointed to attend you, will repair to Philada for the purpose of receiving and forwarding the Levies of Pennsylvania to the Army—When you arrive at Philada you will be enabled to judge from the number then collected and from the advices you will receive from the president in what time the whole will probably be assembled. I would wish you so to divide them that the Officers who go with you may be sufficient to take charge of and bring the whole forward with the utmost dispatch. I do not know whether the State makes any Provision of Cloathing for her Levies, but as they are to be armed and accoutred by the Continent, you will endeavor to have them compleated in that respect, as it will save the transportation of those Articles. You will be pleased to advise me of the times at which the several detachments will march the num—ber in each— and the Route. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt and Hle Servt

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