George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Benjamin Lincoln, 19 June 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh June 19th 1782

Dear Sir

I have the honor of enclosing the Extract of a Letter from Col. Nicola Commandant of the Corps of Invalids, proposing some alterations & amendments in the Establishment of that Corps; and wish for a decision thereon. I likewise transmit an Extract of Gen. Heaths Letter of the 17th Inst. to me, covering a Letter from Lt Frye (which is also enclosed) and have to request that not only a determination in the present instance, but a Rule which will operate in similar cases for the future, may be obtained.

I was happy to learn from you that an adequate provision has been made by Congress for the Maintenance of Ivalids who are rendered totally incapable of service & have become an encumbrance to the Army, and entreat you will be pleased to forward that Resolution as soon as conveniently may be. I have the honor to be &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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