George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Israel Shreve, 14 December 1780

Jersey-Camp, Pompton 14th Decr 1780

Yesterday I received a letter for Your Excelleny which I suppose contains intelligence of Importance, & which I should have forwarded immidiately but had no means of conveyance. The public horses are all sent out of Camp, & I have neither a Dragoon nor Express to convey dispatches of any kind. I trust Your Excellency need only be informed of this inconvenience in order to remedy it.

Our huts are going on exceedingly well. The weather has hitherto been remarkably favorable. I am Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Servt

I. Shreve Col. Comdt

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