George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Nathanael Greene, 26 July 1780

To Major General Nathanael Greene

Head Quarters [Preakness, N.J.] July 26. 1780


I have just received the inclosed plan for conducting the Quarter Master General’s department of the 15th instant, which I transmit for your government.1 With the greatest esteem I am Sir Your most Obedt servant.

Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; copy, DNA:PCC, item 11; copy, DNA:PCC, item 39; copy, DNA:PCC, item 152; copy, DNA: RG 93, manuscript file no. 25382; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The enclosed document has not been identified. For the lengthy act of Congress reforming the quartermaster general’s department, passed on 15 July, see JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 17:615–35. The plan had long been under debate in Congress (see Greene to GW, 28 March, and n.5; Greene to GW, 31 March, and notes 6 and 7; and Greene to GW, 3 April, and n.4). The reform prompted Greene’s resignation as quartermaster general (see Greene’s second letter to GW, 27 July, and the notes to that document.)

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