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From George Washington to Major Henry Lee, Jr., 21 January 1780

To Major Henry Lee, Jr.

Head Quarters Morristown 21st Jany 1780

Dr Sir

I have received your letter of the 17th—I am happy to find such a disposition in the good people to relieve us, and for their ready & zealous compliance in my requisition.1 I think you had better order forward the corn which is stored in Cumberland, to this place while the roads remain in their present condition. I suppose the commissaries will take proper care to provide barrels for the salted provisions.

I am very well pleased with Capn Paytons success. altho, short of the original intention. The circumstance you mention I am persuaded would not admit of carrying it further. I am Dr Sir, with great regard—yours &c.

Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For GW’s requisition of provisions for the army, see his circular to the New Jersey magistrates of 7 Jan.; see also GW to William De Hart, 8 Jan., a version of which was sent to Lee.

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