George Washington Papers

To George Washington from George Clinton, 26 April 1781

Kingston 26th April 1781

Dear Sir

When I had the Pleasure of seeing your Excellency at Pokeepsie I took the Liberty of mentioning the Expediency of laying in a Quantity of Fish for the Use of the Troops especially those Stationed on the Frontier—I find they are taken more successfully than usual That they can be purchased cheaper, for Salt than the Bate I mentioned & that a less Quantity of Salt will suffice to [cure] them especially as they will be for immediate Use—The Season will however soon be passd & unless the Commissary immediately [   ] to the Business nothing can be done—I have therefore requested the Bearer Mr Wynkoop one of Colo. Day’s Assistants a gentleman of Industry & great Integrity to wait upon Colo. Blain on the Subject & shoud he be Absent to trouble your Excellency with this [   ] that he may take such Directions as you may think proper to give respecting this Business. I have the Honor to be with the Highest Esteem your Excellencys Most Obedt Servt

Geo. Clinton

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