George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Theodorick Bland, 1 May 1778

To Colonel Theodorick Bland

Head Quarters Valley Forge May 1st 1778

Dear Sir

I have received yours of the 10th Ulto with an Account of your Proceedings up to that Time. As the Money put into your hands by the board of Treasury was particularly for the purpose of procuring Horses and Accoutrements I think you were right in not applying it to the payment of the Cloathing purchased by Collo. Temple—I can see no objection to your taking up Money from the Deputy Paymaster General and giving credit for it when you come to settle your regimental Account. I wrote fully to you about ten days ago,1 and to Collo. Baylor this day to which I refer you for Orders respecting sending forwards the Horses and recruits with all dispatch. I am Dear Sir Yr Most obdt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, in private hands; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW signed the cover of the LS.

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