George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Richard Varick, 15 January 1783

Poughkeepsie Jany 15th 1783.


I am again pressed by the Writers under my Direction to make Application to Your Excellency for pay on Account of their Services; There remains due to them on this Day, the following Sums Vizt

To Mr Zacharias Sickels 6 1/2 Mos. 325 Dolls.
To Mr George Taylor Junr 5 1/2 Mos. 275 do
To Mr Oliver Glean —(dischd) 2 Mos. 25 days 145 do
745 Dollars

I shall be happy if Mr Morris’s Finances will admit of transmitting a larger Sum at this Time.

The Sale of the Contraband Goods has not taken place by Reason of the Absence of the Officer who condemned them, he being detained at New Windsor on Account of the Impracticability of crossing the River last Week; They are not to be sold till February. I shall consider myself bound by Your Excellency’s Countermand thro Mr Walker unless I receive further Directions.

For Want of a Roll of the Rank some Officers held and the Regiments they were appointed to in January 1781. I am unable to make the Address of those Letters as complete as I wished; I shall be happy therefore if such Return can be furnished me from Head Quarters.

If it be convenient I shall be happy to be furnished with the Letters to Congress, the Ministers at War and of Finance & of foreign Affairs for the Year 1782. & the Civil Letters for Octr Novr & Decr last to be prepared for recording in two or three Weeks. I have the Honor to be Sir, with the most perfect Respect & Attachment Your Excellency’s Most Obedt Servt

Richd Varick

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