George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Pierce, 6 May 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor May 6th 1781


As there is a sum of money sent on from the Eastern States, for the Payment of the Detachments from their Lines under the command of the Marquis De la Fayette—I wish provision could be made to forward two or three Month pay, in specie value, for the Company of Colonel Hazens Regiment on that Command—You will consider yourself authorized hereby to make application for the same.

Lieut. Colonel Barber having been sent by the Marquis De la Fayette to negotiate the affairs of the Detachment of the Jersey Line, it is to be presumed, that State has or will advance Money for their payment—in which case, the Company from Col. Hazens Regt will be the only one unprovided for. And the sum necessary for the purpose being inconsiderable, I hope it may be procured, and sent on by Colonel Tupper, who will deliver you this Letter. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Serv.

Go: Washington

DNA: Item 165, Letters from Colonels, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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