1810 · Washington City
William Eustis, in his letter, urges the revival of the office of Quartermaster General to relieve an overburdened Secretary of War. At this time, the responsibility for procurement and distribution of supplies were handled by military agents (under the Secretary of War) who did not have the power to hold subordinate officers accountable. His correspondence with Chairman William Giles also concerns existing stocks of munitions and supplies, and future supplies of clothing.
Shaw & Shoemaker 21718. Removed from a nonce volume. Lightly pencilled librarian's notation on title-page. Some leaves detached. Light stains in inner margin of several pages. Very good. (Inventory #: 18282)