George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Oliver Phelps, 21 April 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh 21st Aprl 1782


I have received your favr of the 19th instant.

A Variety of Circumstances at present operate to prevent my being able to decide the places of Deposit for your Salted provisions. & as the Season & the Roads are at this Time unfavorable for their Movement, I suppose, it will not be disagreeable to you that they rest at the several places where you make the purchases, until I am better prepared to give you my Decision.

I have not yet received from Philadelphia, a Copy of your Contract; which forms an additional Reason against my Deciding at this Time on the places of Deposit. I am sir Your most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington


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