George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Nathanael Greene, 30 July 1780

To Major General Nathanael Greene

[Highlands, N.Y., 30 July 1780]


You are hereby empowered to impress in the states of Penssylvania and New Jersey, such a number of teams as the exigency of the service requires, for the purpose of transporting provisions and military stores from Easton Sussex &c., for which this shall be your warrant.1 Given at Robinsons Highlands July 30th 1780

Go. Washington

Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

On 3 Aug., GW’s aide-de-camp Tench Tilghman wrote Brig. Gen. Henry Knox: “Major Lee is at Easton pressing teams for the removal of the heavy [artillery] park &c. which are to come to West point. The Quarter Master General was to have informed you of this and to have concerted matters with you—perhaps he may have forgot it. But it is not too late to see Genl Greene and settle your plan” (DNA: RG 93, manuscript file no. 29197).

1This impress warrant was intended for the use of Maj. Henry Lee, Jr. (see GW to Lee, 24 July, and n.2).

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