George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Moses McFarland, 20 June 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor June 20th 1781


You will as soon as possible; after the receipt of this Letter march the Detachment of the Corps of Invalids now at Boston, to the Garrison of West Point, where the whole Corps is to be assembled by the Resolution of Congress of the 13th Inst.

You will consult Major General Heath & receive his Orders respecting the Movement; he will also give you such assistance in procuring the Articles of Cloathing & Transportation as he shall judge necessary.

I have only to add but that you will please to move this body of Veterans, by easy marches, in such a Manner as to bring the greatest number possible of them to the Garrison of West Point-- You will advise me of the time when you march from Boston, and, when you may be expected at the Army, and also the Number of Men, which may actually be depended upon to reinforce the Garrison. I am Sir Your Hble Servant.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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