Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, 10 December 1780

From George Washington

Headquarters, New Windsor [N.Y.], 10 Dec. 1780. The places of deposit for the specific supplies required of Virginia by Congress’ resolve of 4 Nov. are to be designated by Gen. Greene “or Officer commanding” in the southern department, who will be “much better enabled to judge of the proper places” than Washington.

RC (Vi); 1 p.; in Tench Tilghman’s hand, signed by Washington; printed in Washington, Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, xx, 450, from Dft (DLC: Washington Papers, which bears following note at foot of text: “To the Governors of Virginia & North Carolina. Information given of an embarkation getting in readiness to sail from N York.”

For Congress’ resolve of 4 Nov. making requisitions of supplies on the states, see Huntington to TJ, 9 Nov. 1780, and enclosure. See also Washington’s circular to the states other than Virginia and North Carolina, this date (Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, xx, 450–1).

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