George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lieutenant Colonel William Washington, 21 May 1779

To Lieutenant Colonel William Washington

Head Quarters Middlebrook 21st May 1779.


Inclosed is an order of Congress of the 7th instant, for the equipped and as many of the dismounted men of your co[r]ps, as Colonel Bland may be able to furnish with spare horses, to join his regiment under proper officers and proceed therewith to the Southern army.1

You will attend to its execution immediately; at the same time reserving the necessary proportion of officers to the care of that part of the regiment which will remain behind. I am sir &


Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW sent this letter under cover of his letter of 22 May to the Board of War.

1See GW to Theodorick Bland, this date, and n.1 to that document.

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