George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Anthony Wayne, 9 June 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor 9th June 1781

Dear Sir

It gave me great Pleasure to learn by yours of the 26th ulto. that You had marched from York Town, tho’ I was somewhat disappointed as to your numbers, as I had been made to expect they would be considerably larger. Sudden and exemplary Punishments were certainly necessary upon the new Appearance of that daring and mutinous Spirit which convulsed the Line last Winter, and nothing will make me happier than to hear that good Order and Discipline have since prevailed.

I cannot finally accept the Resignations of the Gentlemen whose Commissions You forwarded before the Vouchers from their Regimental Paymasters and from the Paymaster General and Auditor of the Army are lodged with me, to shew that they are not indebted to the Public.

I earnestly wait to hear of your safe Junction with the Marquis de la Fayette. I am with very sincere Esteem & Regard Dear Sir Your most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington


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