George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Frédéric, baron de Kalb, 12 May 1780

Philada May 12th, 1780.


The providing the Troops under my Command with every necessaries for their march has been attended with many difficulties and delays, which it was not in my power to remove as Soon as I could have wished, and therefore was not able to give a Satisfactory account, to your Excellency, before now.

The Board of War have fixed upon Richmond as the place of Rendez-vous for the whole. The Two Brigades embarked at the Head of Elk, the artillery, ammunitions and Baggage proceeded by Land. I Shall Set out to morrow morning, Should have done it many days ago had I not been Detained by the Boards of War and of Treasury.

I should have been happy to See the Marquess de la fayette but would not lose a moment in going on.

From Richmond I will write to your Excellency the Situation of the Troops, the number of recruits joined on the march and the measure I shall take to march with most Expedition. I have the honor to be with great respect Your Excellency’s most obedient and very hum. servant

The Baron de Kalb


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