George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Unknown, 27 January 1781

To Unknown

Ringwood [N.J.] 27th Jan. 1781


Soon after I reached my quarters1 at New Windsor2 I desired Majr Gibbs to send for my Sleigh & some other articles which he told me you had been obliging enough to take charge of for me when the Campaign opened last Summer3—having heard, nor seen nothing of them yet the presumption is that the letter either miscarried, or that there has been some inattention in the Q. Master at Morris Town. I therefore give you the Trouble of the inclosed letter to him, and shall thank you for seeing that they are dispatched without further delay to New Windsor.4 I am—Sir Yr Most Obedt Hbe Ser.

Go: Washington


1GW wrote and marked out the word “present” before this word.

2GW reached his winter headquarters at New Windsor on 6 Dec. 1780 (see GW to William Heath, 28 Nov., n.5).

3GW’s army left its winter encampment abruptly on 7 June (see Document II in The Battle of Connecticut Farms, 7–8 June, editorial note).

4The enclosed letter has not been found.

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