George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Nathanael Greene, 6 May 1779

To Major General Nathanael Greene

Head Qrs Middlebrook 6 May 1779.


The first Jersey Regt is under marching orders, and it is pro[ba]ble will move on this route the day after to-morrow. Gen: Maxwell writes me “we have not got our portmanteaux nor waggons—Our tents are not taken out of the Store at Morristown for want of waggons.”1 This respects the whole.

I have thought it best to give you this notice, that there may be no delay on the above account, as the whole brigade is under marching orders. I am sir your most hble servt

Go: Washington

LS, in James McHenry’s writing, PPAmP; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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