To Major General William Heath
Head Quarters New Windsor July 10 1779
In mine of this day, I omitted mentioning to you, that it is my wish the light companies of the two brigades should be left behind for a few days and ’till further orders—This you will be pleased to have done that they may be properly arranged.1 I am Sir Your most Obedt serv.
LS, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, MHi: Heath Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW signed the cover of the LS, which is addressed to Heath at Mandeville’s (Dutchess County, N.Y.).
1. GW wrote the previous six words. These words do not appear on the draft manuscript or the Varick transcript.