George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Caesar Rodney, 27 January 1779

From Caesar Rodney

Dover [Del.] Jany the 27th 1779


Your favour of the 19th instant came to hand, by Express, the 23rd in the afternoon. I immediately laid it before the General Assembly who are now taking order in the Matter, be assured nothing in my power to Aid the Quarter Master Shall be wanting.1

I am Apprehensive Your Excellency Must have been misinformed With respect to the County of Sussex being Able to Maintain a part of the Horse. They have no forage but what is taken from the Indian Corn and Salt Marshes. The Indian Corn has produced verry little this Year Owing to a Storm before the time of Gathering—The Counties of Newcastle & Kent Will be able to Maintain a considerable Number and believe the Quarter Masters have got Stables, already Erected, Sufficient for Polaskis Legion—Mr Quarter Master Wade has not Yet Called upon me. I am, with Great regard, Your Excellency’s obedt And Most Humbe Servant

Caesar Rodney

ADfS, DeHi.

1For Rodney’s message to the Delaware general assembly of 25 Jan. presenting GW’s request to canton Pulaski’s Legion, see Ryden, Rodney Letters description begins George Herbert Ryden, ed. Letters to and from Caesar Rodney, 1756–1784. Philadelphia, 1933. description ends , 292.

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