George Washington Papers

To George Washington from the Continental Navy Board, 31 March 1778

From the Continental Navy Board

Continental Navy Board
Borden Town [N.J.] 31 Mar: 1778


Mr Morton having engaged a Brigade of Waggons to convey some Indian Meal to Camp and not having Employ for all the Waggons we take the Opportunity of forwarding 13 Hogsheads of salt Fish, being part of the Supplies we mentioned to your Excellency in our last, intended for the Use of the Army.1 The Remainder, consisting of Rice, Oil, Beef, Pork, Salt, Vinegar &c. &c. shall be forwarded as soon as this Brigade returns or another can be procured.

We wish to know to whom we shall address these Supplies, in Order that proper Receipts may be obtained for our Vindication. We have the Honour to be your Excellency’s most obedient humble servts

Fras Hopkinson

John Wharton

P:S: It would give us great Satisfaction to hear there was any Probability of Capt. Robinson’s Release, so unjustly imprisoned at Philada.2

LS, in Francis Hopkinson’s writing, DLC:GW.

1See Francis Hopkinson to GW, 24 March. George Morton was the assistant commissary of issues at Bordentown.

2For the case of Continental navy captain Isaiah Robinson, see Hopkinson to GW, 16 Mar., and note 1 to that document.

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