TRANSCRIPT GLC 6483
George Washington. Letter signed: Head Quarters Philadelphia, to Governor Caesar Rodney, 1779 January 19. 1 p. + doc. + addr.
Head Quarters Philadelphia 19th Jany 1779.
The Quarter Master General has represented to me, that our resources in point of forage will not with the greatest úconomy and management satisfy the demands of the Army - unless the Cavalry of Polaskis Legion is removed to some position where it will interfere less with the general Supply - The Counties of Kent and Sussex in your State, he thinks will be able to maintain this Corps, with less inconvenience to the Country than any other place within a reasonable distance.
I am therefore to request that Your Excellency will give Mr Quarter Master Wade, who is charged with this business, proper authority to canton these troops in the most advantageous manner -
At the same time that I would have them so disposed as to be secure of a sufficient supply, and not too much scattered for the preservation of discipline; I would wish them to be as little burthensome to the Inhabitants as possible -
Your Excellencys Countenacne and support to Mr Wade will conciliate these desirable ends - and in full assurance of your granting them -
with great respect - Sir
Your most obed Servt
His Excellency Governor Rodney -
Letter from his Excellency. General Washington. to the
Governor [inserted: Rodney] Jany. the 19th 1779.
Requesting his influence & exertions to make provisions for Pulaski's
Regiment & c.
[address - with seal]
His Excellency Governor Rodney
[address leaf - verso]
Rec'd from his Excelly Genl Washington, & forwarded by - Sir Your most Obedt. & hble Servt.
Frans. Wades Drelly
Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George Washington. v. 14: 26.