Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, 26 March 1780

From George Washington

Morristown, 26 Mch. 1780. Calls attention to resolve of Congress of 25 Feb. 1780 assigning state quotas of supplies for the army and directing them to be deposited at places designated by the Commander in Chief. The quotas and places of deposit for Virginia are listed as follows:

Places Bbls. Flour Gals. Rum Tons Hay Bu. Corn
Alexandria 40,000 80 40,000
Fredericksburg 300 30,000 100 40,000
Richmond 100 70 20,000
Petersburg 878 30,000 150 100,000
1,278 100,000 400 200,000

As to beef and salt, the time and place of delivery and also the proportions must be governed by the occasional requisitions of the Commissary General.

Dft of circular letter to the state executives, 3 p., in hand of R. H. Harrison; Dft of table of quotas for all states, 4 p. (DLC: Washington Papers). Text of letter, but not of table of quotas, is printed in Washington, Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, xviii, 159–60.

See Huntington to TJ, 26 Feb. 1780, enclosing resolve of Congress of 25 Feb.

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