Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Steuben, 30 December 1780

From Steuben

Cockermouth 30th. Decr. 1780


Many of our Misfortunes, to the Southward, and elsewhere, have arrisen from the Bad Arrangements of the Q.M. Department, which I hope In future will be on a better footing.

General Green has appointed Lieut. Colo. Carrington. Dy. Qr. [Deputy Quartermaster] for this Department, and directed him to make application to the Executive of this State for Money and other article[s] he may find necessary for his Department. He has already obtained a Small Sum of money, but is in immediate necessity of more. But as it is impossible for me to determine the certain Sum he may want, I beg that Colo. Carrington may be furnished with the Sum he Shall think necessary to but [put] his Department in a Situation that it ought to be.

FC (NHi); endorsed.

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