Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from the Committee of Congress at Headquarters, 10 July 1780

From the Committee of Congress at Headquarters

Preakness [N.J.], 10 July 1780. The forming of a magazine of short forage in the vicinity of the Hudson River is immediately necessary. The quantities earlier called for by the Committee should therefore be hastened forward. New Jersey’s supply of forage is exhausted by the army’s having wintered there.

FC (DLC: PCC, No. 11); signed by the copyist with the names Schuyler and Peabody. At foot of text: “Circular, to the States of Delaware, Pensylvania, Maryland & Virginia.” A further note explains that the copy of this letter sent to Virginia permitted that state to withhold such stocks of forage as were necessary “for the southern operations.”

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