George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Hugh Hughes, 15 April 1782

Fishkill April 15th 1782


Since I had the Honor of seeing your Excellency I have revisited the Boatyard, and the Undertaker of Repairs tells me that with the Hands he now has, and those engaged, he shall complete the Repairs of all the Boats built last Campaign at Creek and Albany in thirty Days from this Date, provided the Weather does not prevent him. He also adds, that if it should be requisite to have them finished earlier, he will employ more Hands.

The other Commands which your Excellency was pleased to honour me with relative to the Conveniency of your Excellency’s Quarters, have had my Attention and shall, as soon as complete, be forwarded.

The green Cloth is not to be had in any of the Shops in this Vicinity. I am told there is some at Poughkeepsie, where I shall send to inquire and acquaint your Excellency with the Result.

Permit me to inform your Excellency that I am ordered, by the Honourable Major General Heath to attend the Court Martial at West Point, tomorrow, which, with the Disappointment of not seeing your Excellency to Day at Head-quarters, induced me to make this Report of Facts.

As soon as I return, I will do myself the Honour of waiting on your Excellency for such further Commands as you may be pleased to confide to me, in the Absence of the Quarter Master General. With the greatest Respect & Esteem I have the Honour to be, Sir Your Excellency’s most Obedient

Hugh Hughs

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