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Mr Wilkinson has transmitted me the Copy of a Letter from him to you of the 13th and of your Answer the next day. The only part of your correspondene which it concerns me to notice—is that which supposes, that Mr Wilkinson has not the direction and superintendance of the Cloathing at Springfield. I confess I am surprised, after the Ordinance of the 23d of March—and his appointment by Congress...
I duly received your several Letters of the 6th—7th & 25th Instant. The Batallion Hats mentioned in the first, may remain at Springfield for the present—as I would not wish any more stores to be with the Army than are absolutely essential—and the number is so small that a distribution of them would rather serve to excite uneasiness. It will be well, if you can, to procure more. The Commissary...
Letter not found : from George Measam, 25 July 1779. GW wrote Measam on 31 July: “I duly received your several Letters of the 6th—7th & 25th Instant.”
In my Letter of yesterday I forgot to mention to your Excellency, that hearing by Accident there was a Commissary of Hides appointed at Albany, to Manufacter and exchange the public Leather into Shoes; I wrote him, to be informed how he was ordered to dispose of the shoes, and if he could furnish any for the Army under your immediate Command; to which he answered, that he has supplied the...
Letter not found : from George Measam, 6 July 1779. Measam wrote GW on 7 July: “In my Letter of yesterday I forgot to mention to your Excellency.” GW also wrote Measam on 31 July: “I duly received your several Letters of the 6th—7th & 25th Instant.”
Smiths Clove [ New York ] June 13, 1779 . Discusses poor quality of shoes sent by Measam. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
Your favour of the 9th instant came to hand yesterday—Three of the 6th 11th of May & 2d of June have been also received and through hurry of business lain by. The shoes overalls and shirts which were coming on to Fish Kill and stopped in consequence of the enemy’s approach, I have directed Col. Hay to have forwarded to the army. I am sorry to discover among a quantity of shoes delivered out...
Letter not found : from George Measam, 9 June 1779. GW wrote Measam on 13 June: “Your favour of the 9th instant came to hand yesterday.”
Your Excellency’s le⟨tter⟩ I had the honor of receiving last night. You m⟨ust⟩ ⟨ mutilated ⟩ endeavours to forward every thing without the le⟨ mutilated ⟩ shall come to hand from Boston &c. and e⟨ mutilated ⟩ articles you write for first; a few are just co⟨ mutilated ⟩ set off the moment the Quartermr can furni⟨sh⟩ ⟨ mutilated ⟩ whom I gave your letter; he says he is out ⟨ mutilated ⟩ will...
I have given orders on the Store at Peeks-kill for 3,400 Hunting shirts, 2,000 pair of Shoes to be sent to Easton with all possible dispatch. I am fearful lest the former demands on this quarter may have totally exhausted the Store—you will therefore, take the most immediate measures to have a supply at least equal to this order brought forward to Peeks kill. I shall on this occasion expect...
On the 18th Instant I wrote you, requesting that you would send 5000 Shirts and five Thousand pair of Shoes as soon as possible to this Camp and I have to day directed Several Orders to be drawn upon you for sundry Articles for the Troops under the command of Genl J. Clinton. If you should not have Shirts and Shoes sufficient to comply with that Order and those of to day—the latter in favor of...
I request that you will send 5000 Shirts and five thousand pair of Shoes, as soon as possible to this camp. The public service demands them—and, that they should be here without a moments loss of time. You will apply to the Quarter Master Colo. Hay, for as many Waggons as may be necessary. If it should happen that you have not the number of Shirts required—you will send what there are; and if...
On the 1st Instant I did myself the Honor to write your Excellency, in which and my preceeding Letters I have regularly kept you advised what number of Articles of Cloathing I had set off from the several Agents, and were prepared to set off—And that I was fearfull of delays in the Quartermasters Department particularly at springfield, from whence my Asst writes me the 3d Instant that altho’...
On the 20th Ulto I did myself the Honour of writing your Excellency ⅌ Colonel Palfrey—and on the 27th I received your Letter of the 20th from Middle Brook, the particulars of which shall be minutely attended to and as expeditiously executed as the difficulties of the times in getting teams and forrage for them on the road will allow and the exertion of my abilities be able to accomplish....
I have your favr of the 30th March. What I have principally in command at present is to desire you to forward on to Fishkill with the greatest expedition all the Shirts—Overalls—Hunting Shirts—Shoes and Stockings that are either at Boston, Springfeild or any other place to the Eastward. The above Articles are much wanted just now and as they are the only kind that will be in demand between...
On the 30th Ultimo I did myself the Honor of writing your Excellency fully and particularly the state of Cloathing in the hands of the several Agents here, since which two Vessels have arrived at Newberry from Bilboa with about 4600 Blankets: I am pressing all in my power to have them brought round to this Port and forwarded to the Store at Springfield without loss of time, but I find some...
Your Excellency’s letter of the 10th I had the honor to receive the 25th Instant acknowledging the receipt of my Return of Cloathing in Store at Springfield: Since which I have at sundry times forwarded from the several Agents here, to the Store at Springfield with orders to my Assistant, as they should arrive, to divide and forward about one third of them to Head Quarters, and the other two...
I am favd with yours of the 15th Feby I imagined that the Agents would not have waited for orders to make up the linen proper for shirts, and that suitable for Overalls. The stock of these Articles cannot be too great, as they are in constant demand, and what are not used in one Campaign will keep over to the next without the least danger of damage, which is not the case with woolen Cloathing....
Letter not found : from George Measam, 15 Feb. 1779. GW wrote Measam on 10 March : “I am favd with yours of the 15th Feby.”
I desire that immediately on receipt of this letter you will make a minute and accurate account of all the Clothing in your Store—and transmit it to Head Quarters without a moments delay. I am Sir Your humble servt. P.S. You will likewise add a State of such issues as may have been made in consequence of powers given to Genls Putnam & McDougall to draw from your Store. Df , in John Laurens’s...
I have your favr of the 3d instant inclosing a Return of Cloathing—It was my intention that you should keep a proportion of every Article on the East side of Hudsons River for the supply of the Troops in that Neighbourhood, and as Fis[h]kill will be more convenient to the whole than Springfeild, I think with you that it will be the most proper place of deposit for the small Articles of Shirts,...
I have authorised General Huntington, to draw—either as much of the new imported Cloathing as will supply his present deficiency—or the full quantity for his whole brigade—on condition in the latter case of his returning into store such partial distribution as he may already have received—You will therefore upon his producing proper Returns furnish him agreeably thereto—and in case of his...
It has been represented to me that the troops of Connecticut are in great want of Shirts Stockings and Shoes—This leads me to inquire of you whether they have not received their proportion of these Articles in common with the rest of the Army—The troops in general have obtained orders for a Shirt and pair of Stockings per man—and a pair of Shoes to each that wanted—If the Connecticut Troops...
Your Excellency’s Letter of the 14th Ulto I had the Honor to receive, but not ’till the 31st. I now inclose a Return of the Cloathing on hand, by which your Excellency will see the particular number of overalls in store, including some that are on the road from Boston of which I have an Invoice. I really am deficient in Comprehension whether your Excellency means I shall keep a proportion of...
I received your two letters of the 1st and 4th Inst. this morning. For the present I think it will be best to Store the cloathing forwarded to your charge by Otis and Andrews, where you now are, at least till my further orders on the subject. It cannot be determined precisely what number of Shirts hose—shoes—and hats we shall want in this quarter; however you need not be apprehensive of our...
Letter not found: from George Measam, 4 Dec. 1778. On 14 Dec., GW wrote Measam : “I received your two letters of the 1st and 4th Inst. this morning.”
Letter not found: from George Measam, 1 Dec. 1778. On 14 Dec., GW wrote Measam : “I received your two letters of the 1st and 4th Inst. this morning.”
I have seen yours of the 16th to Mr Tilghman inclosing a return of the Cloathing sent forward to this place and delivered at Harford —The shoes and Blankets for Poors Brigade will be sent to them at Danbury and those for Pattersons & Learneds to Fishkills at which places they are to be quartered—I do not know what quantity of Cloathing or of what kind remains at Springfeild, but I think you...
I take this first opportunity to represent to your Excellency the Number of Men each Regiment in General Gates’s Division has been returned for Cloathing, and which the General has been pleased to Order me to Deliver Cloathing to, agreeable to the proportion Cited in Your Excellencys Letter of the 27 Ulto, this may serve to prevent any part of them drawing again in Your Camp and is as follows...
I have the honour of Your two favours of the 27th Instant; their contents shall be particularly attended to, but the particular number of each Colour cannot at this time be assertained, for this reason; they are not yet all arrived from Boston, I mean not all that part that were at Portsmouth, but are expected very shortly. I have the Honor to inclose your Excellency a Return of the Cloathing...