George Washington to Samuel Huntington
Orangetown [New York] August 20, 1780. Thanks Congress for increase in powers. Describes situation in Army. Discusses position of Great Britain both here and abroad. Reviews European situation. Argues for establishing a draft either for duration of war or for three years. Reiterates need of “ample and equal provision for the Army.” Repeats need for half-pay provision for officers. Urges centralization under Congress of all matters pertaining to Army.
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.