George Washington Papers

From Theodore Woodbridge to William Heath, 6 May 1782

Crompond May 6th 1782


Captn Prichard writes me “that he is informed by several people from below De Lancey has in their hearing said he had orders to lay still & not to come out—that he was very lately before this forming an expedition against Bedford.”

We shall however be carefull in what manner to put confidence in such a character, untill by his actions he gives a convinceing proof of his veracity.

I have the pleasure of enclosing two late papers. I am Sir with due respect your most Obedt sert

T. Woodbridge

DLC: Papers of George Washington.


c.6 May 1782


My pointed Instructions are to Issue provisions Regimentally, not to messes, or Companies, if Officers neglect to draw, in their Regts its out of my power to make Compensation—the moment I receive orders from the Contractors to Issue to Messes I shall Chearfully Comply as Im under their Immediate orders Till then, by observing a strict Compliance with their Instructions Im oblig’d to refuse—I am Sr your obd. Servt

Wm Bell

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