George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Lemuel Trescott, 3 February 1783

3d Feby 1783


Agreable to your Excellencys Orders of the 9th November last, I beg leave to report, that the 7th Masstts Regiment returned to their Quarters the last Evening, the Company stationed at Bedford excepted, and that nothing worth noticing has taken place during my command on the Lines, except the suprize of a party of Militia horse under the command of Capt. Williams & the Flag from the enemy conducted by a Corpl of the 17th British Regimt, both of Which I have already made known to your Excellency through Capt. Walker.

Having Detachd a Company at Verplanks & One for Stony point the other seven Compys were disposed of in the following manner (Viz.) Two Companies at the New bridge, three near Pines bridge, One between the two Bridges & the remaining Company at Bedford—from the mouth of Croton to the left one Compnay had a communication with the other by patrols.

In my letter to your Excellency of 23d Jany I represented the destresses of the troops for the want of provision. I am happy to inform Your Excellency that the Arrival of a person to supply the troops on the Lines, was on the 26th Jany which ended our Destresses & we soon found the advantage of a person so near us, with the necessary means for our relief. I have honour to be Sir Your Excellencys Very hum. Servant

Lem. Trescott Maj.

Comg 7 M. Regt

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