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I am favored with your Letter of the 27 October. As Congress have by their Proclamation discharged all that part of the Army which were before furloughed I am to desire you to continue to discharge such Officers of your Department as become supernumary instead of furloughing them as directed in my last. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servant DNA : RG 93—Manuscript File.
I inclose you the Copy of a resolve of Congress passed the 26 Septr but which did not reach my hands untill yesterday. Should there be in your Department any more Officers than are necessary for the Troops remaining in service I have to request you to grant them furloughs in compliance with the resolve. I am Sir Your most Obedt Servt NN .
When I last wrote you on the subject of providing for the Garrison of West Point I mentioned 500 Men as the number which Congress would probably think proper to keep in that Garrison during the Winter—I have been long waiting their determination on this subject but so far from coming to any such decision, the Members with whom I have conversed seem unwilling to lessen the force now existing...
The dayly expectation of one of the two events which I designed should put an end to my Public Services has nothing more to fix it to a period now, than there was several Months ago, and, as to carry my Papers home by Land (for I never could think of trusting them on the Ocean or Bay) was the only inducement for requiring Waggons to be retained for this service, I have, to avoid further...
To the several points mentioned in your Letters of 28th & 29th ulto, I answer, that I am at present totally ignorant of the strength of the Garrison which will be destined for West Point, the ensuing Winter, not having as yet had any conference with the Committee of Congress on that subject; I should think however, that a supply of forage and fuel for a Corps of 500 Men, will be sufficient,...