George Washington Papers

From David Humphreys to William Heath, 21 January 1781

Head Quarters 10 OClock P.M. Janry 21 1781

Dear Sir

His Excellency has just heard of the revolt of the Jersey Troops, and directs me to inform you that he is determined at all hazards to put a stop to such proceedings, which must otherwise prove the inevitable disolution of the Army. He requests therefore you will be pleased to order a Detachment to be made out from the Garrison & other Troops under your command, of five or six hundred of the most robust & best Cloathed Men properly Officered & provided for the purpose. The General expects the Detachment will be immediately compleated & equipped. And altho it should leave the Posts very weak, he thinks there will be no risque, as the Command of Major General Parsons will be returned, before the Enemy can take any advantage of the Movement.

His Excellency will be at the Point in the Morning. I have the honor to be Dear Sir Your Most Obedt & Very Hble Servant

D. Humphrys A.D.Camp

MHi: Heath Papers.

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