George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lieutenant Colonel Tench Tilghman, 21 September 1780

From Lieutenant Colonel Tench Tilghman

Orange Town 21st Sepr 1780.


The Army moved to this place yesterday.1 No advices of any kind have been received from New York since mine of the 18th except what is contained in a paper which Genl Greene transmits by this opportunity2—Neither have any letters come to hand, which I have thought needed forwarding, except the enclosed from General Gates and Colonel de Buysson.3

We have been very well supplied with Meat since your Excellency’s departure—what we have in Camp, and what Cattle are in motion towards the Army, is equal to seven or eight days supply, exclusive of a forage which Colo. Butler is making below, at the requisition of Docr Burnett and the Gentlemen of that part of the Country.4 The Cattle will be taken by the Contractor, who only wanted a party to cover him. Colo. Blaine, by a letter from him at Philada; had good prospects of obtaining a large supply of Flour—He says the State of Pennsylvania had engaged to furnish twelve hundred Barrels ⅌ Week for three Months.5 I have the honor to be &.

T. Tilghman


2This newspaper has not been identified; see also Tilghman to GW, 18 September.

3Tilghman likely enclosed letters from Dubuysson to GW, 2 Sept., and Horatio Gates to GW, 3 September.

4For this forage, see Nathanael Greene to GW, 23 September.

5See Ephraim Blaine to GW, 12 Sept., and the source note to that document.

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