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From George Washington to William Stephens Smith, 8 October 1782

Head Quarters 8th Octo. 1782

Dear Sir

I have received your favor of Yesterday.

From the ill success which I have lately experienced in Attemptg to obtain Alterations in Arrangements made by Congress—I have very little Encouragement to hazardg another—The best Advice I can give you therefore; is to wait the Arrival of the Secretary at War, who is expected here in a short Time; & make your Application to him—As he is in fact, I believe, considered to be Head of your Department, he will be able to give you all the Satisfaction, perhaps, that you will be able to obtain from any other Quarter. I am &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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