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To George Washington from Horatio Gates, 31 December 1782

Ellison’s 31st December 1782

Agreeable to Your Excellency’s approbation of Doctor Evans’s proposal for erecting a public building communicated in the general orders of the 25th instant—The commanding officers of brigades, and regiments, assembled at my quarters, on friday last-- and directed a committee from their body, to fix upon a proper place for the Scite thereof, and to report on monday; when the officers were desired to meet again—The day being stormy, but few of the Gentlemen appeared—to these Major Rochfontain, Engineer, delivered, an estimate of the timber and Shingles each of their Corps are to Supply—and to those who were absent. the letter, of which the enclosed is a copy, with their respective estimates, were sent by me—I conclude from hence, that the instant the materials are collected the work will be proceeded upon, and continued, until properly finished.

Horatio Gates

Maj. Gen.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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