George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Artemas Ward, 3 March 1777

To Major General Artemas Ward

Morris Town March 3d 1777.


In consequence of your application to Congress to be relieved from your present command, the matter having been referred to me, I have appointed Major Genl Heath to assume your place, which you will therefore be pleased to resign to him1—I beg you will accept my thanks for your zeal & services, and believe me to be with all due respect, Sir your most hum. servt.

Df, in the writing of Alexander Hamilton and John Fitzgerald, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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