George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Charles Lee, 29 November 1776

To Major General Charles Lee

Brunswick [N.J.] Novr 29th 1776

Dear Sir

I this morning received your favor of the 26th: Your Letters to Governor Trumbull for a reinforcement of Militia were exceedingly proper, though I doubt much whether they can be obtained, as they have suffered many inconveniences in the course of the present Campaign; Nor was the application to Mr Bowdoin for Cloaths &c. less necessary. I am happy to hear the Men discover so much readiness to engage in the service and that there may be no objection for want of Bounty Money, I have directed the Paymaster Genl to advance it to such of the Cols. as apply & who are appointed & agree to continue.1

I immagine you have settled with the Commissary a Plan for being supplied with Provisions on your March, that will be highly expedient, I will use my exertions.

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1See Robert Hanson Harrison to William Palfrey, this date, which is quoted in GW to Heath, this date, n.3.

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