George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Ephraim Blaine, 29 January 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor Janry 29. 1781


Representations having been made to me, by the Commissy of the [   ] Staff, that there is no provision of the meat kind, for the Artillery & other Troops at this place, nor a prospect of any immediately on account of the impossibility of transportation by Water & that there are Beef Cattle in the Neighbourhood for Sale, but which cannot be obtained without hard Money.You are therefore directed to procure an immediate supply for the Troops, & if it cannot be obtained by purchase, You will take measures for impressing the same, having the Cattle properly estimated & making compensation for them agreeable to the just value—I am Sir.

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