George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Shepard, 21 June 1781

Springfield June 21st 1781


Your Excellencies Letter bearing date June the 8th came safe to hand, have duly observ’d the contents shall do all in my power to comply with Your Excellencies directions. Must beg Your Excellencies pardon for not dating my Letter, it ought to have been dated the 28th of May 1781.

I have the pleasure to inform Your Excellency that this Department begins to move to Public advantage under the new Regulations, by General Cornwell from the Board of War for that purpose.

The Quarter Master department has receiv’d a small supply of Money.

By the exertions of General Cornwell the Stores of all Kinds will soon be forwarded which are Order’d from this Post,:some are on their way with guards from this Post. others will set off tomorrow under the directions of an Officer, who will collect the other small Guards already sent on; & deliver the whole at West Point. I have the Honor to be Your Excellencies Obedient Humble Servant

Wm Shepard

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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