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From George Washington to Colonel Christopher Greene, 22 February 1780

To Colonel Christopher Greene

Head Quarters Morris Town 22d Feby 1780

Sir

I am to request that you will transmit me as soon as possible an exact Return of the number of non Commd Officers and privates of your Regiment designating in a particular manner what proportion of them are inlisted for the War and the different terms of service of the residue digested in monthly Columns.1 You cannot be too expeditious in forwarding me this Return—a duplicate of which you will be pleased to deliver to His Excellency the Govr of Rhode Island. I am &c.

Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1GW needed this return to comply with Congress’s resolution of 9 Feb., which required that all men who would still be serving in the army after the last day of September be assigned to the quota of their home state (see Samuel Huntington to GW, 10 Feb., and n.1 to that document). Greene transmitted the return on 27 March (see Greene’s letter to GW of that date, DLC:GW).

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