George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lieutenant Colonel Udny Hay, 24 July 1780

To Lieutenant Colonel Udny Hay

Head Quarters [Preakness, N.J.] 24th July 1780

Dr Sir

Since writing you of this date, mentioning the necessity of a deposit of provision at Claverac, for temporary purposes, I have received information through General Fellows, that the militia are put to the utmost inconvenience and distress, by not finding a supply at this place of general rendezvous.1 I have therefore to request your instant and most effectual exertions, for procuring a supply, and in depositing it there. On many accounts it requires immediate attention. I have written Gen: Howe on this subject.2 If you find, that the militia which are at Claverac and expected could have a conveyance down by water, you will be pleased to take the necessary steps to this end. I am Dr Sir Your.

Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. No reply from Hay to GW has been found.

Index Entries