General Washington to James Warren1
Morristown [New Jersey] May 23, 1777. Commends Massachusetts’ exertions, but states that still more effort is necessary. Lists reasons why the invasion of Massachusetts is unlikely. Discusses the necessity and advantages of a single, unified army as opposed to individual state forces. Entreats Massachusetts, therefore, not to raise local regiments. States that supernumerary regiments can remain in Massachusetts.
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. Warren was president of Massachusetts.