George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Samuel Holden Parsons, 5 September 1780

Head Quarters Hackinsack Sept 5th 1780

Dear Sir

From the advanced stage of the Campaign, and the Small number of recruits which have lately come in for the Connecticut Line, I presume we have received the greater part of the Levies which will be obtained from the State, and that your presence there can be of but little further service—And as no intelligence has been received since I wrote you last, which will render it necessary for you to continue with the Troops on the East side of the River—I have to request that you will join the Main Army as soon as you can after the receipt of this; leaving Colo. Durkee to superintend the recruiting service & to forward such Levies as may yet be collected. I am Dear Sir Your Most Obedient & very Hble Servt

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