George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Udny Hay, 24 July 1780

Head Quarters 24th July 1780

Dr Sir

Since writing you of this date mentioning the necessity of a deposit of provision at Claverac, for temporary purposes, I have received information through General Fellows, that the militia are put to the utmost inconvenience and distress, by not finding a supply at this place of general rendezvous. I have therefore to request your instant and most effectual exertions, for procuring a supply, and in depositing it there. On many accounts it requires immediate attention. I have written Gen: Howe on this subject. If you find, that the militia which are at Claverac and are expected could have a conveyance by water, you will be pleased to take the necessary steps to this end. I am Dr Sir Your

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