George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nathanael Greene, 26 March 1780

Hd Qrs Morristown Mar. 26th 1780.

D Sir,

I have, by this conveyance, written to Congress on the defects of the New System for supply; the Army.

I shall thank you for the News and poletic’s of the Town. particularly on the subject of finance, (wch I think every one ought to support) and the prevailing sentiment respecting our Southern Affairs; The current opinion of sensible Men, on the propriety and practicability of affording further succour to Genl Lincoln from this Army, under the present circumstances of it, and other matters, is what I wish much to learn. The situation of our affairs in South Carola, impresses me with many fears on acct of Charles Town and with deep concern at the effect which the loss of it may produce on the minds of People in that Quarter.

It is my earnest wish that to the sentiments of others, you would add those of your own; in full & explicit terms. I shall, I believe, ask this of the other Gen Officers.

Mrs Green gave us the pleasure of her company yesterday & is well. I am.

G. Washington.

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