George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Board of War, 5 August 1781

Head Quarters Dobbs’s Ferry 5th Augt 1781.


I have been honored with your favors of the 17th and 26th ulto the first enclosing three plans for filling the present Vancancies and making future promotions in the Medical Line and which you were pleased to submit to my opinion—That I might obtain as extensive a knowledge as possible of the sentiments of the Army upon this matter, I committed the plans to the General Officers and desired them to report their opinions thereon to me—This, after consulting the Director and Physician General, they have done—Inclosed you will find a *Copy of their Report, which is principally founded upon the plan No. 1 and which corresponds with my Ideas.

I must again thank you Gentlemen for your attention to the affairs of my Household. Mr Morris has furnished me with a draft upon New London for 2500 dollars specie. I have the honor to be &c.

see the originial filed among opinions of General officers 2d Augt 1781.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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