George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Henry Neill, 12 October 1780

Head Quarters near Passaic Falls 12th Octr 1780


As there is no immediate occasion for the further services of your Reg. of Militia with the Army, it may commence its return to the State of Delaware as soon as all the Arms, Accoutrements, and Camp Equipage drawn from the Public are returned to the Commissary of Military Stores, and Quarter Master at Camp.

You will then apply to the Quarter Master General for Tools necessary to repair the Roads from hence to Trenton, and receive his Instructions on the subject—As you will give your own receipt for the Tools you will be pleased to see them delivered to the Quarter Master at Trenton, and take his receipt for the same—Any Arms, Accoutrements &c which may have been carried off by the Sick, or Deserters, you will also use your endeavours to have recovered and returned into the Public.

After the before mentioned service is performed, The Regiment is to be discharged; and I have nothing further to add, but to request that my thanks may be communicated to them for the alacrity and spirit with which they took the Field, & their orderly and soldier-like behaviour while in service. I am, Sir, with great regard Your Most Obed & Hble Srvt

G. Washington

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