George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Bradford, Sr., 18 March 1778

To William Bradford, Sr.

Hd Qrs V[alley] F[orge] March 18th 1778


I am favor’d with yours of the 15th which you will find fully answer’d by a letter which I wrote you upon the 14th Inst. by Capt. Huston.1 as the No. Carolina Troops, now serving on Board the Gallies, are exceedingly wanted with their Regts I must insist that they be sent to Camp immediately on their return from below under the care of some officer of Foot, or one of the officers of Light Horse to prevent their stragling.2 I am &c.

Df, in Richard Kidder Meade’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

2In response to this letter, “many” of the troops were returned to camp, and two additional galleys were dismantled in consequence (Bradford to Thomas Wharton, Jr., 16 April, PHarH: Records of Pennsylvania’s Revolutionary Governments, 1775–1790; see also Pa. Archives description begins Samuel Hazard et al., eds. Pennsylvania Archives. 9 ser., 138 vols. Philadelphia and Harrisburg, 1852–1949. description ends , 1st ser., 6:421).

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