George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Barber, 29 December 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Decr 29th 1782


You are hereby particularly appointed to inspect the Horses of Sheldon’s Legion; for which purpose you will repair as soon as may be to the Quarters of that Corps at Danbury & the adjacent Towns—It is much my wish that your inspection & examination into the state and quality of the Horses should be as accurate as possible—And you are authorized & directed to Suffer only those to continue in the Corps, which in your judgment will be fit that the Public may not be burthened with unnecesy expence for the Dragoon service the next Campaign all the others, that is, such as in your opinion will be unfit for that service, you will discriminate accordingly, and having mustered them out, will cause them to be delivered to the Qr Mastr Genl to be sold, or otherwise disposed of in such manner as he shall think proper.

P.S. After having compleated the business committed to you; a Report is to be given in [full] to Head Quarters.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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