George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Dickinson, 12 January 1783

Head Quarters Newburgh Janry 12th 1783


The dispute of Territory between the States of Pennsylvania & Connecticut being now decided, and the frontiers remaining in a perfect State of tranquility; I cannot conceive any reason sufficient for continuing a body of Continental Troops any longer at Wyoming—I propose therefore to take an early occasion of recalling the Detachment of the Jersey Line; to this measure I am particularly induced, by the suffering situation of those Troops, the great inconveniency of relieving them & the almost irreparable injury which is done to Discipline by keeping Troops on such Detachd Commands of which I thought proper to give this intimation. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Sir Your Excellency &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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