George Washington Papers

From David Cobb to Benjamin Lincoln, 27 June 1782

Head Quarters June 27th 1782


Your Favor of the 23d inst. has been duly received—the Commander in Chief having gone up the River to view the Posts at Albany & its vicinity; I can only observe that the alteration made in the mode of Issues will give general satisfaction, if the Issuer behaves with the Least Decency; As you are sensible that it is not altogether the badness of the Contract, but the mode of its execution that has heretofore given uneasiness. Col. Stewart, I have no doubt, will [gi]ve peace, but I am as certain, that the present Issuer would rais a mutiny in heaven. The pound of flour which was to be issued in lieu of bread, when there was none in Store is still delivered out at 13 oz. for the pound, ’tho’ I am certain it was Colo. Stewart’s determination that it should be altered. The General will return in five or six days from this. I have the honor.

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