George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the Assistant Clothier at Newburgh, N.Y., 7 September 1779

To the Assistant Clothier at Newburgh, N.Y.

Hd Qrs [West Point] Sepr 7th 1779


The Adjutant General will furnish you with the Brigade returns lately called for by which you will see the wants of the army in the articles therein mentioned1—You are to proportion the stock of those articles in your hands to the respective wants of the different regiments on returns made out according to the mode which has been directed in general orders for regulating the manner in which all cloathing was to be issued2—You will however have regard to those corps which have not had a share of the latest supplies and to the best of your judgment, let them have such a proportion of the present as will put them upon an equal footing with the other troops—In this you will by all means observe the strictest impartiality—The Carolina troops on account of their remoteness from home & such other corps as have not had the benefit of state supplies are to be more particularly considered.3 I am Sir Your most Obed. servant.

Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The draft is addressed “To the Assistant Clothier at Newberg—M[essrs] King & [David] Brooks are present.”

3For GW’s subsequent orders to Brooks on the issue of clothing, see GW to Brooks, 22 September.

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