George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Edward Hand, 3 July 1783

Newburgh July 3d 1783

Dr Sir

In ansr to yours of last Eveng I should advise, that the Return of Hazens Regt be sent back, that the Commanding Officer be informed that unless the Alterations respectg the promotion of Officers between the present & last Return is made on good authority the Return cannot be accepted, that the Officer signing becomes responsible for the veracity of it, and must abide the consequences of the Return should it be found erroneous—These things may be communicated by way of caution, in a proper military manner, so as to produce the desired effect, without any difficulty—I am &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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