George Washington Papers

General Orders, 9 December 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters New Windsor Saturday December 9th 1780

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

John Pierce, Jr., wrote GW from Philadelphia on this date: “I have the Honor to transmit your Excellency two hundred & sixty four Dollars in Specie, a small Sum delivered me to day by order of Congress to be paid into your hands” (ALS, DLC:GW; GW’s aide-de-camp David Humphreys wrote “No Ansr necessary” on the docket). Congress had ordered this payment on 8 Dec. (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 , 18:1129).

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