George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Nathanael Greene, 12 September 1779

To Major General Nathanael Greene

Head Quarters [West Point] September 12th 1779

Dear Sir

I am not sure that I rightly understood you when you talked of the Boats at Albany. If you did not say that, you had already ordered a number from thence, it is my wish that you should do it immediately; and of such kinds (if there are more than one kind) as will answer the purposes we were talking of. It may be necessary also, to turn your attention a little to the proper kind of plank for like purposes.1 I am Yrs Sincerely

Go. Washington

P.S. I have forgot the report you made me respecting the Boats in Connecticut River & elsewhere please to repeat it.2

Copy, DNA:PCC, item 173.

1Greene complied with GW’s call for boats by writing the letters to Lt. Col. Udny Hay of 12 and 13 Sept., and to Col. Morgan Lewis of 13 Sept. (all DNA: PCC, item 173). In a letter to Greene of 26 September, GW repeated his orders regarding the boats at Albany..

2Greene’s report on this subject has not been identified.

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