George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Goose Van Schaick, 25 May 1780

Head Qrs Morris Town May 25th 1780


Besides the Corn mentioned in my Letter of yesterday under the direction of Colo. Lewis. which I desired you to have sent up to Fort Schuyler as soon as possible, I have directed the Issuing Commissary Colo. Stewart, to forward a Hundred Barrels of flour from hence without delay to New Windsor—to be conveyed from thence by Colo. Hay to Albany to your care. This is intended as a farther supply for Fort Schuyler, and I request that You will apply to the Quarter Master and exert every practicable means in concert with him, to have it thrown into the Garrison without a Moment’s loss of time. From the unhappy state of our provision Magazines, it is essential that great economy should be used at that post to lengthen out the Supplies; and the Troops, to save the Salt provision which should be kept for a case of emergency, should draw as for and as long as circumstances will possibly permit, support from the Country. This I should hope & suppose may be done while the Country is open & it certainly ought, as in case of an investiture of the post there will be nothing to rely on but the Salt provision. I will if possible, have a small supply of this sent to Your care to be for warded also to the Garrison with every practicable degree of expedition. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt St

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