George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lieutenant Colonel Moses Rawlings, 21 March 1779

To Lieutenant Colonel Moses Rawlings

Head Quarters Middle Brook 21st March 1779


I have desired the Board of War to call upon Govr Johnson to furnish a Guard of Militia to releive you1—As soon as the Releif arrives you are to march with all your Men fit for duty to Fort Pitt and upon your Arrival there take your orders from Colo. Brodhead who now commands in the Western department2—You will leave Officers to proceed in recruiting your Corps to the establishmt if you think any good will come of it.3 summer Cloathing of all sorts will be forwarded from Philada for the use of the troops to be employed to the Westward. I am &.

Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1See GW to Timothy Pickering, this date, and n.1 to that document.

3The previous nine words on the draft are in GW’s writing. For recruitment efforts, see GW to Rawlings, 7 March.

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