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George Washington to Brigadier General Nathaniel Heard, 7 April 1777

George Washington to
Brigadier General Nathaniel Heard1

Morristown [New Jersey] April 7, 1777. Orders Heard to see that the number of officers is in proportion to the number of men. States that brigadiers must choose a field commander and must demand an exact return of troops.

Df, in writing of H, endorsement reads “to General Herd and Wyne,” George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Heard was a brigadier general in the New Jersey Militia. “Wyne” was Brigadier General William Winds, also of the New Jersey Militia.

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