George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heath, 14 October 1780

Head Qrs near Passaick Falls Oct. 14th 1780

Dr Sir

In my Letter of the 26th Ulto, by which I requested You to rejoin the army, I desired that You would come Yourself to Head Quarters. I am now to request that You will proceed to West point and take upon you the command of that Post and its Dependencies. Major General Greene, who is at present there, will either communicate to You himself or leave with General McDougal to be transferred, the Instructions he received respecting the Post, to which you will be pleased to attend. If this should not find You at West point, it is my wish that You should arrive there, as soon as circumstances will possibly admit; and I hope there will be nothing to delay it. I am Dr Sir With great regard & esteem Yr Most Obedt St

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