George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Timothy Pickering, 25 January 1781

New Windsor Jan. 25th 1781

Dr Sir

Yours of this date is before me—when I wrote to Colo. Lutterloh I had no knowledge of your letter to Humphrey on the score of Forage.

That which Roberts may get will, it is to be hoped serve till the farmers (enabled by the Snow) can bring in more—At any rate I cannot avail myself of your private Stock.

I shall be obliged to you for sending me by Eight oclock tomorrow morning a Sleigh, pair of Horses and driver to go as far as Smiths Tavern in the clove (12 Miles) from whence it will return as I have directed Mr Strubing (with the light Horse) to have a relief at that place. take no notice that the Sleigh is designed for my use. I am Dr Sir Yr Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

P.S. Colo. Popkins writes me that the detachmt is Marched, but that the Tents—Intrenchg Tools Axes &ca are waiting for Horses.

A Roomy Sleigh would suit me best.


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