Head-Quarters Middle-Brook Thursday June 3rd 1779.
Parole American—Arms—C. Signs Successful Campaign—
Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
GW’s warrant book for this date indicates that $3,000 was supplied to Maj. Caleb Gibbs “for use of the Commander in Chief” (Revolutionary War Warrant Book 3, 1778–1779, DLC:GW, Ser. 5). Gibbs wrote a receipt at Middlebrook on the same date: “Received of the Pay Master General three thousand dollars for the use of defraying the Expence of His Excellency General Washington’s family which I am to account for” (Revolutionary War Receipt Book, 1776–1780, DLC: GW, Ser. 5).