George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Geary, 4 January 1779

From James Geary

Commissary of Cloathing’s Store
Fish Kill [N.Y.] January 4th 1779


I just now have recd from Geo: Measam Esqr. Commissary Genl Cloathg for the Northern Army, now at Springfield Six Hhds said to contain, six hundred and eighteen Shirts and two thousand and forty seven pair Shoes, for the use of the Army of the United States, he Geo: Measam, desires that I should immediatly inform your Excellency of the arrival of said Cloathing at this place, and at the same time request your orders respecting the issuing or disposing of the same. I have the Honor to be with all respect, Your Excellency’s Most Obedient and Most humble Servt

James Geary for
Geo: Measam Esqr.
Comy Genl Cloathg N.A.


James Geary, an assistant deputy clothier in the northern department, would be removed for misconduct in the summer of 1779 (see General Orders, 30 July 1779).

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