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Line 28 - In the late fall of 1779, Martha Washington traveled from Virginia to the Continental army's winter encampment in Morristown, N.J., making a stop in Philadelphia, where she stayed from 21 to 27 December. Maj. Caleb Gibbs, commander of GW's guard, met up with Martha near Philadelphia to escort her to camp, where she arrived on the 31 Dec. 1779. Gibbs wrote an account of expenses incurred during his "Journey to meet Mrs Washington," which included expenditures at the Black Horse Tavern near Philadelphia, as well as at Princeton, New Jersey. In early 1780, GW also incurred considerable expenses for Gibbs's travel to several different locations when the latter went again to Philadelphia to bring Martha's "Chariot with 2 servants & 4 horses" to Morristown. See GW to John Mitchell, 6 Nov. 1779, and n.3 to that document [Print (Revolutionary War Series, Volume 23, pages 180-81)]; see also GW to Philip Schuyler, 25 Dec. 1779, and n.1 to that document [Print (Revolutionary War Series, Volume 23, pages, 721-23)]; and General Orders, 16 Feb. 1780, source note [Print (Revolutionary War Series, Volume 24, pages 484-85)]"