George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Samuel Huntington, 10 September 1780

Head Qrs near Hackinsack New bridge Sepr 10th 1780


In the letter which I did myself the honor of writing to you yesterday (respecting the Cloths taken in the Quebec Fleet) I forget to mention, tho’ it was fully my intention to have done it, that the Cargo’s of those Vessels consisted in part of Salted Beef & Porke, the securing of which (if good) would be of infinite advantage to the Army in any operation—or for the Garrison at West point if none can be undertaken.

The propriety & practicability of such a purchase is now submitted to the consideration of Congress—and I have the honor to be with greatest respect—Sir Yr most Obedt & Hble Servt

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DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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