Winchester Barracks Febry 7th 1783
Since I had the Honor of addressing Your Excellency last Month; I have recd a Letter from The Governor informing me, that the necessary steps are taken to enable the recruiting Officers to March their Men to the Rendezvous. & that The Executive will do every thing in their power to recover the Deserters—The Governor likewise directs me to stop any further proceedings against Captn Fox, as He is convinced the Captain is totally inocent of the Charge.
The weather has been so severe, & Conveyance so precarious that but few returns are come in for last Month. such as have come to hand, I do myself the Honor to transmit to Your Excellency. I have the Honor to be, with the highest respect Your Excellencys Most Obedt humble Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.
Report of the Officers on the Recruiting service: Jany 1783
P. Muhlenberg B.G.