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By order of Major Genl Gates Commanding this Department, I have removed the Cloathing Store for the Troops of the Northern Department to this place, which he intends shall be the place of residence for the Commissary of Cloathing for the Northern Army. By his advice I have the Honor to inform your Excellency that in Feby last was a Year, there was left in the Public Store at Albany committed...
Fredericksburg [ New York ] September 24, 1778 . Orders Measam to Hartford and Springfield to supervise repacking of clothing that is being forwarded from Boston. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. Measam was deputy clothier general of the Army.
The Board of War having directed that the cloathing which is to come on from Boston for the use of the army should be deposited in the first instance at Springfie[l]d and Hartford, there to be sorted and repacked and afterwards brought on to the army—You will proceed to those places and superintend the execution of this business, with all practicable dispatch; provided it can be done...
The situation of the army with respect to blankets stockings and shoes is so distressing that I am to desire you will forward on those articles from Springfield & Hartford with all possible dispatch; particularly the shoes, for want of which a great part of the men would be incapable of marching any distance, should it become ever so necessary. You will therefore send on the shoes in the first...
I am just arrived from Springfield and have the honour of meeting your Excelleny’s Letter of the 2d from Fish Kill; in answer to which, Major Bigelow has forwarded to Head Qua[r]ters by the way of Fredericksburg, 3129 pr Shoes, 6 Bales Blankets, (about 600) and 2612 prs Hose; he has sent a Conductor with them with some directions to General Parsons, requesting his assistance to enable the...
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 9, 1778 . Asks that clothing be repacked and delivered immediately. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I am favoured with your letter of the 4th instant. The several particulars contained in it shall be considered and any measures that may appear necessary in consequence, taken. There is one part of it, however which demands my immediate attention. You wish to have regimental returns made of the cloathing wanted for each regiment in order to make it up in parcels answerable to those returns—for...
Since I had the honor to write to your Excelcy the 4th Instant from Hartford I hastened to this place to forward on to your Excellency’s order the Shoes, Hose and Blankets from this place. Col: Smith the D.Q. Mr General was promised Waggons yesterday, but they could not be obtained; this day without fail I believe will set off all the Shoes (about 7000) in Store, the Hose and Blankets so soon...
I recd yours of the 10th by Major Nicholas and was very glad to hear that so large a quantity of Cloathing had got forward to Springfeild. There being but two kinds of Coats and all the Waistcoats and Breeches being alike, will make the issuing infinitely less troublesome than had there been a variety of Uniforms. All that you have now to do is to send them forward with the utmost expedition....
Letter not found: from George Measam, 19 Oct. 1778. Measam wrote GW on 20 Oct. : “In my last of yesterday I advised your Excellency that I had sent off nearly all the Blankets in this Store 6 Bales and a Hhd remaining.”
In my last of yesterday I advised your Excellency that I had sent off nearly all the Blankets in this Store 6 Bales and a Hhd remaining; But upon examination there proves to be 1482 as pr this Invoice, besides sufficient to complete your order to Colonel Alden’s Lt Col: Butler of the 4th Pennsyla and Major Posey’s Corps; and a very few remain which will come on in the next. I have endeavoured...
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 27, 1778 . Instructs Measam to supply Major General Horatio Gates with new clothing. Df , in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
I have desired General Gates to draw upon you for cloathing for the three brigades with him, so far as they may be now deficient. This only extends to uniforms as I suppose there is a sufficiency of these remaining at Springfie[l]d and take it for granted all other kind of cloathing is already on its way I would not choose to have any thing whatsoever stopped on the road; which would only...
Fredericksburg [ New York ] October 28, 1778 . Orders that all clothing be forwarded to Headquarters. Df , in writings of Tench Tilghman, George Washington, and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
The cold season advances so rapidly—and the necessities of the troops are so distressingly great, that it is of infinite importance to the service to have the cloathing of every kind brought to camp and distributed as speedily as possible. It begins to be high time to enter into Winter quarters; and we shall be obliged to adopt the same expedient and submit to the same inconveniences with...
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...
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 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...
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.”
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.”
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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 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....
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 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...