George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Comfort Sands, 19 February 1783

Philada 19th February 1783


In settling my Accounts, The Clerks are at a loss to know, what number of Rations, properly belong to West Point Contract, & what to the Moving Army, I produced the Letter I had the honor to receive from you in April last, particularly mentioning the post, that properly fell under West Point Contract, they suppose that the Connecticut Hutts & Peeks-Kill also belong to West Point, I informed them that those troops were from May considered as a part of the Moving Army, to remove the difficulties Mr Morris requested me to write your Excellency for an explanation. The Rations I have charged under West Point are as follows. All the Rations Issued at West Point, Fish-Kill & New-Windsor, all issued at Kings Ferry, to the garrison of Stoney & Verplanks Point, & the Block House, at Dobbs Ferry, the Artificers & Ferry Men stationed there. The Rations issued at West Point for the Troops at the No. & So. Redoubts on the east side of the River, all the other troops from the first day of May in N. Jersey, & on the east side of the North River are charged as the Moving Army.

As this is the principle difficulty now in the way to a final settlement of our Accounts, I wish to be favord with your Excellencys Answer. I am with Great Respect Your Most Obedt He Servt

Comfort Sands

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