George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski, 24 June 1778

To Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski

Hd Qurs Hopewell Township [N.J.] June 24. 1778


Captn Welpper of the invalid corps has lodged a complaint of a very serious nature against the conduct of some of the soldiers under your command He informs me that they have abused a sergeant of a guard and a prisoner under his care—countenanced by a Mr Copetch1—I desire that this mutinous disposition may be immediately inquired into—and if as represented, properly punished, and measures taken to prevent such behaviour in future. I am Sir your very hble se[rvan]t

Go: Washington

Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The docket indicates that this letter was addressed to Pulaski “or the officer commanding in his absence at Easton.” Col. Michael de Kowats replied on 26 June.

1See John David Woelpper to GW, 22 June. “Mr Copetch” is Michael de Kowats.

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