George Washington Papers

From Robert Hanson Harrison to Jedediah Huntington, 19 April 1780

Head Quarters 19th April 1780.

Dr Sir,

Your letter of the 18th was received this Morning, by His Excellency when just setting out to meet the Minister of France. I wrote by the General’s direction to Governor Livingston on the subject of it—and find by his answer that the Militia Horse under Captain Craig served by their own consent and that their continuing to do it must depend upon themselves. The General is not yet returned—but he told me before he left Head Qrs, that he thought with you their service would be essential and that he was willing to have them retained on the terms on which they had been engaged by the Baron de Kalb. You will therefore be pleased to write to Capn Craig on the subject & endeavour to prevail on him & the Men to continue a Month longer or for a shorter time if they should think that would be inconvenient. I am Dr Sir with great respect Yr Most Ob. Svt..

R. H. Harrison. Secy

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