George Washington Papers

From Edward Hand to Elias Dayton, 2 May 1781

Orderly Office New Windsor 2d May 1781


I did myself the pleasure of writing to you the 28th of March last importing his Excellency’s surprize that the Jersey Brigade had not made returns to the orderly Office since the late arrangement took place in the army and desiring that you might be punctual in sending a Monthly state of the Line to the orderly Office so as to reach it by the last Saturday in every Month, yet no return has yet come to hand nor has the receipt of my letter been answered. Am therefore under the disagreeable necessity of signifying his Excellency’s highest displeasure on that account and repeating his orders that you may in future forward the Returns required. Yr Obt Hble Servt

Edward Hand A.G.

DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.

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