To Robert Morris
Cross Roads near Neshamony Bridge [Pa.]
Augt 14th 1777.
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
ALS, PWacD, on deposit (1994) at PPAmP.
1. An 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).