George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Charles Harrison, 22 October 1780

Head Quarters Prackness Octr 22d 1780

Dr Sir

I dare say before this reaches you, you will have heard that Major General Greene is appointed to the command of the Southern army, and from the knowlege, you have of him, I am persuaded, you will be happy to find yourself under his command. The affairs of the Southern army in general must necessarily be greatly deranged, and the corps of artillery in particular—from the losses it has sustained and the circumstances of the service, cannot well be upon the best-regulated footing; but I have no doubt, sensible how much depends upon it, and conscious of the honorable importance of the command you possess, you will exert yourself to the utmost to have every thing in your department in the best order it will be in your power to place it—General Greene will give you all the aid he can; and will be happy to show you every mark of his confidence, which I am sure on your part, you will not fail to cultivate. Wishing you success and honor—I am with great regard D. Sir Yr Obedient servt

G: W——n

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