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From George Washington to William Heath, 8 August 1782

Head Quarters Augt 8th 1782

Dear Sir

I have been favored with your Letter of this date. It is my opinion that Major Porter be bro’t to a Court Martial immediately, as I have no idea of an officer being absent, in the manner he has, without being made a public example of. Whatever Shoes are wanted for the use of the Men, over the number assigned them, may be drawn for & charged to their respective Accounts.

I am much obliged by your mentioning the state of the Roads between Robinson’s Farm & Peeks Kill, and I wish you to order immediate repairs to them, as they will be used in the course of a few days. The Sergeants you mention for the use of the Rendezvous at Springfield, may be detached, when ever you think necessary—I am Dr Sir Your Most Obedt Servant

Go: Washington

MHi: Heath Papers.

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