George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Samuel Allyne Otis, 6 December 1780

Boston 6th Decemr 1780


We receivd your Excellencys Letter, the 19 Novemr, and hope the Clothing deliverd from our Store, has by this time arrived at Camp, as measures were taken to forward it as early as possible.

The Cloth remaining, we have already deliverd into the Taylors hands, greater part of which is cut out, sorted, and distributed in such manner, as to make it yeld to most advantage. Before we could collect and forward it, the whole may be made up, good part of which is returnd from [the] Tailors hands, finished and now packing [   ] Twenty Waggon loads, or sixty Hogsheads, [   ] forward beginning next Week to the Army, the remainder as soon as possible—As we suppose Mr Otis stopt at Head Quarters, on his way to Philadelphia, so a particular account of the State of the Clothing in our department, he has no doubt given your Excellency, and expected a line from him per Post after consulting you; the mail taken, we conjecture leaves us without his particular advise. Your Excellency may depend on every exertion from, those that hope to meet your approbation. We have the honor to be, and are with all due Respect Your Excellencys most Obdt and Hum. Servts

Otis & Henley

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