Washington, George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 4
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*To THE PRESIDENT OF CONGRESS New York, April 23, 1776.

    Sir: That I might be in readiness to take the Field in the Spring, and prepared for any Service Congress should think proper to send me upon this Campaign, I desired Colo. Reed when he left Cambridge in the Fall to get me a Sett of Camp Equipage, Tents, and a Baggage Waggon made at Philadelphia under his own Inspection and sent to me; this he informs me is now done and ready to come on; I have therefore to beg the favour of Congress through you to Order payment of them from the Treasury, as it will save the expence and hazard of a remittance from hence where we stand much in need of every farthing we have. I have the honour to be with great respect and esteem Sir, etc.

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