George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Morris, 14 August 1777

To Robert Morris

Cross Roads near Neshamony Bridge [Pa.]
Augt 14th 1777.

Dear Sir

In looking over my private Acct with the Public, I find a credit to it of a blank number of Silver Dollars sent me by you whilst I lay at Trentown about the first of Jany. for want of the Sum, I cannot Balle the Acct, and shall thank you for information on this head.1 With sincere regard I am Dr Sir Yr Most Obedt & Affe Servt

Go: Washington

ALS, PWacD, on deposit (1994) at PPAmP.

1An entry for this money, which was used for intelligence operations, appears under January 1777 for GW’s public accounts: “By Cash of Robt Morris Esqr in Specie Acct £124.7.8” (Accounts with U.S., 1775–83 description begins GW’s accounts with the United States, June 1775–June 1783. General Records—Treasury Department. Record Group 56, National Archives. description ends , 24; see also GW to Robert Morris, 30 Dec. 1776, Morris to GW, 30 Dec. 1776 [second letter], and GW to the Executive Committee of the Continental Congress, 1 Jan. 1777).

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