George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jeremiah Wadsworth, 20 January 1779

To Jeremiah Wadsworth

Philada January 20th 1779


You will immediately countermand the Orders You have given to transport flour to Connecticut River above No. 4 and let no provisions of any kind be forwarded to that Neighbourhood. You will also direct your deputy in that Quarter to take care that the provision already collected above No. 4 be so disposed of, as to be no object for the Enemy and safe from Embezzlement.1 I am Sir Your Most Obedient Servant

G. Washington

LB, CtHi: Jeremiah Wadsworth Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

GW repeated this order in a paragraph that he wrote on the draft of his letter to Wadsworth of 14 Feb., but that paragraph apparently was not included in the letter that was sent to Wadsworth.

1Fort Number Four on the Connecticut River was Charlestown, New Hampshire. The deputy commissary generals of purchases for the eastern department were Henry Champion, Sr., and Peter Colt.

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