George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Moore Furman, 31 July 1780

31 July 1780


The present critical and important conjuncture requiring every possible effort to forward the stores and provisions for the use of the army, and the present embarrassments in the Quarter Master General’s department rendering it impracticable to procure competent means in the ordinary way; You are hereby authorised and empowered to impress as many teams in the State of New Jersey, as you find necessary for the purpose above mentioned with respect to those articles that are under your direction—And in order that an adequate supply of forage may be had, you will provide by purchase impress or otherwise the quantity necessary; for which this shall be your warrant. Given at Head Quarters Robinson’s State of New York July 31st 1780.

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