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From George Washington to Clement Biddle, 11 June 1783

Newburgh June 11th 1783

Dr Sir,

Your favor of the 28th of May in answer to my Letter of the 15th of the same Month, is at hand. I shall rely upon your care & attention for the purchase of the Articles mentioned in the lattr—those most wanted, & which are most essential to me are the Blankets & Ticklinburg for my Negros and these are not in immediate demand.

Apropos, did I not when the Army was leaving the Cantonment of Middle Brook, in June 1779, put a Theodelite into your care to be conveyed to Mr Rittenhouse to receive some Repairs? It is like a dreame to me; You, or Mr Irskine, I am not sure which undertook this business; & I have not heard since what was done with the Instrumt. Will you be so good as to enquire whether it ever reached Mr Rittenhouse—& to prevail on him to afford it the necessary repairs without delay if he has it.

My Complimts, in which Mrs Washington joins, is offered to Mrs Biddle & I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt Servt

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