Carrington, Edward (1749-1810) to Thomas Nelson
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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.01291 Author/Creator: Carrington, Edward (1749-1810) Place Written: Richmond, Virginia Type: Manuscript letter signed Date: 19 November 1781 Pagination: 2 p. ; 26.6 x 21 cm.
Refers to a letter he forwarded to Nelson from General George Washington regarding a shipment of military stores to be deposited at Westham. If unable to find storage there, he was to ask Nelson for help finding storage in Richmond. Comments he waited several days to see Nelson but must now depart to attend to the General Affairs Division. Introduces Captain Singleton as the person Nelson should now contact regarding this matter. They will need about twenty men "as a guard and fatigue: which I shall be happy he could be furnished with, as early as they can be procured from the militia, or any other resource in possession of your Excellency." Declares that he will make no further suggestions, as he is confident Nelson knows what General Washington will need and is acquainted with the country's circumstances.
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