George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau, 18 August 1781

Head Quarters 18th August 1781.


Before Mr Morris left Camp he made a proposal which he desired might be communicated to your Excellency—He informed me that he understood Mr Tarlé had between two and three thousand Barrels of Flour upon the upper parts of the North River, and as he imagined it could not now be wanted in that quarter he made an offer of supplying you with an equal quantity to the southward, if that above should be delivered to our Commissary General—I shall be obliged by your making Mr Tarlé acquainted with the above—and if it can be transacted upon the terms proposed by Mr Morris, I shall be glad to know the exact quantity and where Mr Tarlé would chuse to have the Flour which is to be given in exchange deposited. I have the honor to be &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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