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From George Washington to Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 27 April 1780

To Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

Head Quarters Morris Town 27th April 1780

Dear Sir

I am informed by Lt Colo. Stevens, at present the commanding Officer of Colonel Lambs Regiment of Artillery, that there are four Companies in that Regiment, which were raised in Connecticut, and have been adopted and supplied by the State, for which reason, he has desired liberty to send an Officer from each Company on the recruiting service, not doubting but they will be allowed the same priviledges and Bounties as are granted to those recruiting for the Line1—Not knowing what arrangements you may have made, I have directed the Officers to apply to your Excellency before they enter upon the Business, that they may not interfere with any regulations which may have been made for obtaining the deficiency of the quota of your State.2 I have the honor to be Yr Excellency’s Most obt Servt

⟨Go: Washington⟩

L[S], in Tench Tilghman’s writing, Ct: Trumbull Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The Connecticut legislature had passed measures establishing incentives for recruiting officers (see GW to Jedediah Huntington, 29 March, and n.3, and GW to Trumbull, 4 April, and n.2 to that document).

2For state troop quotas, see JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 16:149–51, and Samuel Huntington to GW, 10 Feb., and n.1 to that document; see also Circular to the States, 20 February.

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