George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Samuel Allyne Otis, 19 November 1780

Head Quarters Passaic Falls 19th Novemr 1780


I have received your favours of the 25th Ulto and 8th Instant. I am glad to hear that part of the Goods mentioned in the former had been sent off, and I hope, the Teams procured by the State will proceed at least as far as Springfield. I shall give particular directions to the Quarter Master General to have them brought forward from thence as well as those which have been laying there sometime past— I beg you will immediately forward what Cloth remains upon hand to the Army with a proper quantity of thread, Buttons, and other trimmings to make it up— It will not only be done quicker by the different Regimental Taylors, but it may be made into the different Articles of Clothing just as they are wanting. Shirts you will have made in Boston.

I most sincerely wish that the business which Colo. Wigglesworth is upon may be compleated properly, as I cannot find that we can depend, with any degree of certainty, upon any Cloathing this Winter, than what is included in your Contract with the Traceys. I am, &c.

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