George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heath, 26 November 1780

Head Quarters Passaic Falls 26th Novembr 1780

Dear Sir

I have recd your favors of the 18th and 21st. When the Army gets together and settled in Winter Quarters, I intend to make some general Regulations respecting the troops receiving Flour or Bread, in the mean time, they may continue to dress in the manner they have been accustomed to do.

You will be pleased to order the New York line to the same position which that of New Hampshire has taken, where they are to Hut adjoining to them. One of the Regiments moving more to the left, so as to occupy the Ground near Robinsons Mills, which will serve to cover the other pass of the Mountain.

Hazens Regt is to move to Fishkill, where it will lay this Winter and do the duties of that post.

The Massachusetts and Connecticut lines will march the moment the Weather will permit, and as the Jersey line is to take post this Winter in the Neighbourhood of Pompton—you will put them under marching orders, that they may be ready to come down to Kings ferry upon the day which the Massachusetts troops will arrive there, and take advantage of their returning Waggons to transport their Baggage. You shall be informed on what day that will be. I am with great Esteem Dear Sir Your most obt Servant

Go: Washington

MHi: Heath Papers.

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