George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 19 November 1780

To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

Head Quarters Passaic Falls 19th Novemr 1780

Dr Sir

The Bearer [ ] is sent by the Quarter Master General purposely to superintend the forwarding a quantity of Cloathing from Springfield to New Burg1—indeed the whole of our dependance in that Article, as far as I can see, for the Winter. The Quarter Master General is in hopes that His Deputies will be able to find the means of transportation without applying to your Excellency for assistance, but should they not, I must earnestly entreat you to give them the aid of the State, as the troops will be much distressed for want of the Cloathes before they can arrive, even with every possible exertion.

I am in hopes that the salted Beef which I requested your Excellency to forward in my letter of the 28th October has been sent on2—Our dependance for a Winter Magazine for Fort schuyler still rests upon that parcel. I have the honor &.

Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Col. Benjamin Tupper performed this task (see Timothy Pickering’s first letter to GW, this date, and n.2 to that document).

2See GW to Trumbull, 28 Oct., found at GW’s first letter to George Clinton, 6 Nov., n.6.

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