War Office April 13th 1780
The board request your Excellency’s opinion upon the Subject of the inclosed memorandum of Genl Green; dictated by the necessities of the Public. The boats mentioned are about 70, or 80 in number, & will command £14.00. or £1500 each. and not more than 100 barrels of Tar will be wanted for several months to come. I have the honor to be with the highest respect. yr Excellency’s Most Obed. Hble Sert by ord.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
13 April 1780
There was a large number of Boats built up the Susque hannah the last Campaign for the Indian Expedition; great part of which are no longer necessary; unless there is some Offensive operations in view up that River. Will it not be best to sell them? They are very valuable. There is also at Middleton about 40 M. or 50 M. Feet of Boards, which were purchased for Building of Boats; these may be sold. There is also, in this City, upwards of 400 Barrells of Tar, Pitch and Turpentine, which I think may be Sold.