George Washington Papers

From David Humphreys to Timothy Pickering, 22 January 1781

Head Quarters Janry 22d 1781 11 OClock P.M.

Dear Sir

The General entreats you will not remit your endeavours to have the Horses for the Artillery ready as early as possible. The pieces will positively be put in motion as soon as the Horses are obtained—He also requests that a number of Tents & intrenching Tools in the same proportion for 600 Men, which the other arrangement gave for the former Detachment may be sent on; if Horses are not redy for these, the Artillery will not be delayed. I am Sir Your Most obed. Sert

D. Humphrys

P.S. His Excellency desires you will delay sending off the Letters from Congress to the Eastward, a few Hours, D.H.

DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.

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