George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Timothy Pickering, 30 April 1782

Philadelphia April 30. 1782.


On the 23d instant I had the honour of writing to your Excellency; and mentioned my expectation of leaving town the last week. But Mr Morris is not yet prepared for my departure, and he desires me to stay yet longer. I suppose he has informed your Excellency of his embarrassments, in consequence of the states witholding their taxes.

I expect that Colo. Miles will send from hence, by the 15th of May, seven or eight hundred camp kettles and four thousand knapsacks, and as many more knapsacks in a week or ten days after. The whole number of camp kettles I intended to provide will not be ready so soon, owing to a disappointment by the iron-master who engaged to roll the iron. I have the honor to be with the greatest respect your Excellency’s most obedt servant

Tim: Pickering Q. M. G.

P. S. Colo. Carrington will go from hence to morrow.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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