George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Frédéric, baron de Kalb, 27 June 1780

Head Quarters Ramapaugh 27th June 1780

Dr Sir

I have been favored with your letter of the 6th of June inclosing one of the same date to the honorable the Board of War.

The Assembly of Maryland proposing to raise 1469 men to fill up their seven Regiments to their compliment, it is necessary that a certain number of officers be drawn from their troops under your command to assist in this purpose. I have therefore to request that as many field officers and others as can be spared without material injury to the service; or as may be in some measure adequate to the forming of these recruits, and disciplining them under two corps or divisions, may be immediately dispatched to Annapolis where they will apply for further instructions to the executive of the State.

The public prints will anticipate any news I could send of the late incursions of the enemy into Jersey I beg therefore to refer you to my official letters to Congress on this subject. The enemy still continue to make demonstrations, without seeming to have in view any determinate object but that of embarrassing our measures. I am Dr Sir Your obt & hble servt

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