To Brigadier Generals Peter Muhlenberg and William Woodford and Colonel James Wood
West Point 19th Sept. 1778
I have herewith troubled you with a Warrant for the purpose of reinlisting the Virginia Troops in your Brigade,1 and when you send it to the Paymaster Genl if you will direct the Officer who may carry it to call at Head Quarters, I will transmit you the necessary instructions or if an earlier opportunity offers I will do it then. I am Sir Yr Mo. Obet Servt
p.s. Do not delay a moment in sending for the Money—& let me beseech you to use every possible exertion to facilitate the Recruiting of your Men Endorse the Warr[ant]—that the Offr who goes for the Money may be empowerd to receive it.2
LS, addressed to Woodford, in Richard Kidder Meade’s writing, DLC:GW; LS (photocopy), addressed to Wood, in Meade’s writing, DLC:GW, series 9; copy, addressed to Muhlenberg, Woodford, and Wood, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, addressed to Muhlenberg, Woodford, and Wood, DLC:GW. GW added the postscript in his own writing to each of the signed letters. Neither the copy nor the Varick transcript includes the postscript.
1. For the issuing of these warrants on this date, see Circular Enlistment Instructions to Brigadier Generals and Brigade Commandants, 16 Sept.–21 Oct., n.2.
2. The postscript on a signed letter addressed to Wood reads: “P.S. Do not delay a moment in sending for the Money—and let me beseech you to use every exertion possible to facilitate the recruiting the Men in Genl Scotts Brigade. endorse the Warrt to the Offr who goes for the Money.”