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To George Washington from Major General Nathanael Greene, 3 May 1780

From Major General Nathanael Greene

Morris Town 3rd May 1780.


Being again destitute of Money, and the Expresses (who are in the same situation) having a considerable sum due to them, I am under the necessity of asking for another Warrant on the Military Chest for fifteen or twenty thousand Dollars: if this can be granted, the public service will be benefited, and I much obliged.1 With great Respect, I am Your Excellency’s Most Obedient & Hume Servt

Nath. Greene Q.M.G.

LS, DLC:GW. GW’s secretary Robert Hanson Harrison wrote an undated note on the docket: “Warrant granted for 5000 Dollrs” (see also GW’s warrant book for this date, Revolutionary War Warrant Book 5, 1780–1783, DLC:GW, ser. 5).

1For Greene’s earlier appeal for funds and receipt of $10,000 for the quartermaster general’s department, see Greene to GW, 3 April, and n.3.

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