George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Measam, 23 May 1779

To George Measam

Head Quarters Middlebrook 23d May 1779.


I have given orders on the Store at Peeks-kill for 3,400 Hunting shirts, 2,000 pair of Shoes to be sent to Easton with all possible dispatch.1 I am fearful lest the former demands on this quarter may have totally exhausted the Store—you will therefore, take the most immediate measures to have a supply at least equal to this order brought forward to Peeks kill. I shall on this occasion expect your particular attention, as it will be a great disappointment should any thing detain these articles. I am sir Your most hble sevt


Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; copy, DNA:PCC, item 152; copy, DNA:PCC, item 169; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1GW’s letter of this date to Maj. Gen. Alexander McDougall specified that 2,000 pairs of shoes and 3,500, not 3,400, hunting shirts should be sent to Easton, Pa.

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