George Washington Papers

From David Cobb to William Heath, 20 June 1782

Head Quarters June 20th 1782


I am directed by the Commander in Chief, who went to Poukepsie early this morning, to acknowledge the receipt of your favors of the 18th & 19th, & to inform you that he has placed the Contract on such footing, that in future, he hopes, no complaint will arise for want of provision, or from the Officers not having their wishes gratified by the mode of Issues, the alteration of the Contract only waits for Mr Morris approbation and that the Pay of the Army depends altogether on the compliance of the several States with the requisitions of Congress, without which it is utterly impossible for Mr Morris to give the Army a farthing.

Inclosed is a furlough for honest Jones of the 9th Regt. the place of his abode must be mentioned & the furlough registered in the Books of the Regt.

Your private Letter which the Genl has recev’d, will be answered when he returns from Poukepsie.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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