George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Morris, 28 March 1782

Morris Town March 28th 1782

Dear Sir

Upon my arrival at this place, I found complaints that the Jersey Brigade had not been regularly supplied; and was informed by the Commanding Officer that the Person to whom the contract is formed out attributed this irregularity to the want of Money—I accordingly called upon Mr Logan the Sub. contractor (& only ostensible character here) to give me his reasons in writing why the troops were not more regularly furnished with provisions—Altho his Answer does not appear to be very accurate, or to inform from whence the want of Money originates; I thought it my duty to enclose it to you; especially as I am informed the New York Brigade, has not been so regularly supplied as the Jersey Troops; as I know your fixed determination to make good the terms of the contract on your part, and to compel the contractors to comply with it punctually on theirs, in such a manner as that there shall not be the least ground for complaint in the Army. I have the honor to be Sir &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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