George Washington Papers

From Edward Hand to Goose Van Schaick, 29 May 1781

Orderly Office New Windsor 29th May 1781


His Excy desires you will please to give him the Former Characters of William King, & John Henny sic, soldiers in your regiment, and under sentence of Death for Desertion, that he may thereby judge which of them mercy may with the gratest propriety be extended to should he find it consistant with the good of the service to pardon either of them. I am Sir with much respect &ca

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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