George Washington Papers

To George Washington from the Board of War, 9 September 1778

From the Board of War

Letter not found: from the Board of War, 9 Sept. 1778. On 19 Sept., GW wrote the Board of War: “I have been honoured with the Boards Letter of the 9th Inst.” In a report of the Board of War to Congress on clothing, 5 Oct. 1778, they stated: “In a letter of the 9th [to GW] we suggested that the drafts were not intitled to new cloathing—that where necessity obliged us to clothe them, it might be done out of the old cloaths, which we proposed should be laid up on issuing the new.” Elsewhere in the report, the board stated that they had written GW on 9 Sept. informing him of steps taken to clothe Col. George Baylor’s dragoon regiment “and suggesting the expediency of supplying all the horse, wanting cloathing, in the same way” (DNA:PCC, item 147).

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