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From George Washington to Robert Morris, 5 August 1781

Head Quarters Dobbs’s Ferry 5th Augt 1781.

Dear Sir

There are 311 Barrels of Salt Beef at Portsmouth in New Hampshire, which, to save land Carriage, I had directed to be sent to Providence by Water, but Mr president Weare writes me that the risque is too great, as there are a number of privateers in that quarter—I have therefore informed him that you will dispose of it on the spot and procure a like quantity in Philada. I shall be obliged to you for investing the Money which may arise from this sale in pork rather than in Beef. I have the honor to be &c.

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