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  Letter to Caesar Rodney, December 10, 1780
TRANSCRIPT GLC 6489
George Washington. Letter signed: New Windsor, to Caesar Rodney, 1780 December 10. 2 p. + doc.

Head Quarters New Windsor
Decr 10th. 1780

Sir

Your Excellency will, I presume, have received before this reaches you, an Act of Congress of the 4th of last Month, calling on the several States, for specific Quantities of fish and Salt Provision - Flour, Salt, and Rum for the Army, and directing all the above articles, except the fresh meat, to be collected and deposited at such places in each of the States, as should be judged most convenient by me. This communication I should have done myself the honor of making somewhat earlier, had not the greater part of my time, since the receipt of the Act, been taken up in arranging & visiting the Hospitals, and Winter Cantonments of the Army.

Upon considering the point with respect to the supplies required of your State, I beg leave to inform Your Excellency, that it appears to [inserted: me] that the whole of the Salt, Salt Meat, Flour, and Rum should be deposited at Christiana Bridge. [2]

I have the honor to be
With very great respect
Your Excellencys
Most Obedient Servant
Go: Washington

His Excellency Gov Rodney

[docket] Delaware Letter from G. Whashington Decr. 1780.