Head Quarters New Windsor 10th Decemr 1780
You (or Your Excellency as the stile may be) will, I presume, have received before this reaches you an Act of Congress of the 4th of last Month calling on the several States for specific quantities of Fresh and Salt provision—Flour, Salt, and Rum for the Army and directing all of the above Articles, except the Fresh meat, to be collected and deposited at such places in each of the States, as should be judged most convenient by me—This communication I should have done myself the honor of making somewhat earlier, had not the greater part of my time, since the receipt of the Act, been taking up in arranging and visiting the Hospitals and Winter Cantonments of the Army.
Upon considering the point with respect to the supplies required of your State, I beg leave to inform you (or your Excellency) that it appears to me they should be deposited at the following places and proportions. (Vide the inclosed papers fixing the places of deposit and proportions and insert them accordingly).
The Commy General, as he is directed will inform you from time to time of the Quantities of live Cattle which will be necessary and where they are to be delivered. I have the honor to be &c.
To the States of
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
Places of deposit for the Specific Articles demanded of the States by the Resolve of Congress of the 4th November 1780.
|New Hampshire||1st 2d 3d deposits of Rum to be at Charles Town No. 4. The last deposit to remain at Portsmouth for further Orders.|
|The Salt Meat to be deposited at Portsmouth and Charlestown No. 4—in the following proportions—all on the East side of Merimack River to be carried to Portsmouth—and all on the West side to Charles town No. 4.|
|Massachusetts.||To deposit their Salt provision and Salt at Springfield and Great Barrington in equal proportions, except the last delivery of Salt which may wait the Commissary’s order at Boston.|
|The 1st 2d and 3d delivery of Rum, two thirds at Great Barrington—one third at Springfield—The last delivery of this Article to remain at Boston for further orders.|
|Rhode Island.||The whole to be delivered at Providence except the Fresh Meat.|
|Connecticut.||The Salt provisions and Salt to be delivered at or near Bulls Iron Works and Hanford in equal proportions.|
|The 1st 2d and 3d deliveries of Rum at or near Bulls Iron Works. The last at Hanford.|
|New York.||700 Barrels of Flour||}||Fort Schuyler.|
|350 do Beef or Pork|
|The remainder of the Salt Meat and Flour at West Point, Fishkill, New Windsor and Albany.|
|New Jersey.||The whole of the Salt, Salt Meat and Flour at Morris Town, Pitts Town, Sussex Court House and Ringwood, as may suit the State, as to the quantities at each.|
|Pennsylvania.||Fort Pitt||2400||Bbls Flour|
|1000||bbls Salt Meat or salt equivalent to put up that quantity upon the spot|
|250||Bbls Salt Meat or salt equivalent to put up that quantity on the Spot|
|Philada||All the remainder of Salt, salt Meat, Flour and Rum|
|Delaware.||The whole of the Salt, Salt Meat, Flour and Rum at Christiana Bridge.|
|Maryland||1/3 of Salt, Salt Meat, Flour and Rum at the Head of Elk—The remaining 2/3ds which are intended for the Southern Army at Baltimore and George Town in such proportions as may suit the State.|
|Genl Greene or Commanding Officer in Southern department to fix the places of deposit.|