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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Joseph Woodbridge

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06428 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Letter signed Date: 3 September 1781 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket : free frank ; 23.5 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Indicates that he has referred Woodbridge's letter about finalizing a cannon purchase to Robert Morris because he (Washington) has to march southward (for the Yorktown campaign). See also GLC06427 on the cannon purchase.

Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: Philadelphia 3d Septemr 1781
Sir
I have this Day been favor'd with your letter in Answer to mine respecting the Cannon of the Culloden - Being on my March with the ...Army to the Southward - I shall not have Opportunity myself to compleat the Purchase with you - but have referred your Letter & Proposals to Robt Morris Esqr Financier Genl of the States you may expect very soon to hear from him on the subject --- I am ----
Sir
Your most Obedt Servant
Go: Washington

Mr Jos: Woodbridge

[2] [Docket]
His Excellency G Washington
Sept 3d 1781

[Address leaf]
public Service
To
M Joseph Woodbridge
Merchant
Go: Washington Groton

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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Woodbridge, Joseph, 1749-1809

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: PresidentRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryContinental ArmyWeaponryFinanceArtilleryBattle (Siege, Surrender) of Yorktown

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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