George Washington Papers

From Tench Tilghman to Timothy Pickering, 31 May 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor 31st May 1781

Dear Sir

When Capt. Von Heer went into Quarters last Winter he delivered up thirty Horses to the Dy Qr Mr Genl which were worn down, in hopes of being able to draw better in the Spring. But I imagine he will find himself mistaken. As the Corps is a most useful one for Camp duty, His Excellency wishes to know whether you have any hopes or expectation of getting proper Horses for it, if you have not, be pleased to give the Bearer an order to the Qr Mr at Reading Lancaster and that neighbourhood to let Capt. Von Heer have thirty of the best Horses in their possession. I dont know what else can be done.

The Inspectors and Adjutants are greatly distressed for want of orderly and Company Books. By the last General Return of Military Stores there appears to be 386 Rheams Writing paper in Philada. His Excellency wishes you to make inquiry if it be of the proper kind, and if it is, endeavour to have part of it made up into Books and some brought forward to the Army. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt

Tench Tilghman A.D.C.

DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.

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