George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Weedon, 19 October 1781

Head Quarters 19th October 1781.

Dear Sir

I am extremely apprehensive that if great care is not taken, the Arms and Accoutrements which the British are to lay down this day at Gloucester will be embezzeled or exchanged. I shall therefore expect that the strictest Guard may be placed over them from a Corps on which you can depend, the Officer commanding it to be answerable for the number surrendered, untill a Commissary of Stores shall take regular possession of them—In the mean time, let them be put in as secure a place as possible—I am Yr most obt and hble servt

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