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[DOCUMENT, SIGNED BY CHARLES THOMSON, REQUISITIONING SUPPLIES FOR THE CONTINENTAL ARMY]
[Philadelphia. Nov. 4, 1780].. 3pp., docketed on verso. Folio. Repaired at central horizontal and vertical folds with tissue, some small tissue repairs at edges. Silked. Good. List of requisitions for specific supplies, as issued by the Continental Congress on Nov. 4, 1780, extracted and signed by Charles Thomson as the Secretary of that body. This copy has been docketed on the fourth page, "Delaware," indicating its intended destination. At this time, General Nathanael Greene was about to be appointed to relieve Horatio Gates. After departing from West Point, Greene made numerous stops on his way to Hillsboro, N.C., requesting men, uniforms, weapons, and food. Congress, under the Articles of Confederation, could likewise only request, not order, such provender. This portion of the minutes begins with supplies of beef, pork, flour, run, and salt, due from Pennsylvania, likewise listing supplies needed from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. It closes with the detailed resolutions concerning substitutions of pork for beef, of continental rum for the West Indian variety, of Indian meal for flour, and concerning methods of adjustment for any state that supplies more than its due proportion.
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