George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jeremiah Wadsworth, 12 February 1779

To Jeremiah Wadsworth

Head Quarters Middlebrook 12th Feby 1779


You are to proceed without delay to form a Magazine of Provisions at Pittsburgh for Twelve hundred Men for four Months. I could1 wish to have the Magazine compleated by the first of May next or, if possible, before that time. I am Sir Your most Obedt Servt

Ge Washington

LB, CtHi: Jeremiah Wadsworth Papers; LB, PHi: Chaloner & White Papers; Df, DLC:GW; two copies, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The LS was offered for sale and partially quoted in Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, catalog no. 1825, item 334, 29–30 April 1958.

1Tench Tilghman wrote “would” on the draft manuscript.

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