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From George Washington to William Livingston, 26 February 1780

To William Livingston

Head Quarters Morris Town 26th Feby 1780.

Dear Sir

I was last night honored with your Excellency’s letter of the 22d. I had on the 20th transmitted you as accurate a Return as could then be obtained of the number of Men serving in the three Battalions of the State and in the additional Corps.1 I have since recd a Return of Major Lees Corps dated the 20th Decemr last, in which I find fifty non Commd Officers and privates belonging to the State2—that number is therefore to be deducted from the deficiency struck in my letter of the 20th. I have the honor to be with the greatest Esteem yr Excellency’s most obt Servt

Go: Washington

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

1See Circular to the States, 20 February.

2GW had requested this return on 21 Feb. (see GW to Henry Lee, Jr., that date). The return has not been identified.

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