George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Benjamin Lincoln, 11 May 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor 11th May 1781

Dear Sir

I have received your favors of the 26th of April and of the 3d inst. I am pleased to hear so flattering accounts of the prospects of Men and of some kinds of supplies, but so great are my apprehensions on the score of provisions, that I am sending General Heath purposely to the Eastern States to represent our distresses and to endeavour to fix a plan for our regular supply in future. I refer you to him for particulars, which I do not chuse to trust to paper.

After General Heath has finished this business, his private Affairs will detain him some time at home, and as he will be able at the same time to attend to what you have in charge, you may, upon his return from New Hampshire to Boston, come on to the Army. You will have my warmest thanks for the zeal with which you have promoted and forwarded every measure tending to the good of the service. I am with very sincere Regard Dear Sir yr most obt and hble Servt

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