George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Comfort Sands, 15 June 1782

Head Qrs Newburgh 15th June 1782.


Under the present prospect of the Campaign, and a full consideration of all Circumstances, I do, agreeably to the powers vested in me by the Contract for the moving Army, fix upon West point as a Magizine of Provision—& wish you to exert yourselves in laying them in accordingly, (except the Salted Meat) at that place.

I think it incumbent on me to advertise you, that your estimate of fourteen thousand Rations daily, I conceive to be inadequate to our certain wants and may, eventually, be greatly short of the demand, if the Army should be encreased for offensive operations in this Quarter. I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Sert

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