George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Officer Commanding the New Jersey Line, 27 January 1781

Ringwood Jany 27. 81


I inclose you a letter to the Commissioners appointed to inquire into and redress the grievances of the Jersey line which you will be pleased to deliver them. At the same time I am to desire you will make the subject of it an object of your particular attention—You will insist on the rights of the service, and take care to give the officers the fullest opportunity of furnishing evidence of the manner of inlistment. I am persuaded the Commissioners will be actuated by a proper spirit, but if there should appear to be too much lenity and indulgence in their measures—you are to interpose in preventing the discharges of the men till you can report to me the train in which the business is transacted—You will of course keep these instructions to yourself. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt & humble

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