George Washington to Samuel Huntington
Preakness [New Jersey] October 22, 1780. Has appointed Major General Nathanael Greene to assume command of the southern army until completion of inquiry into Major General Horatio Gates’s conduct. Recommends Greene, but states that the difficulties which Greene will meet can be overcome only with Congress’s support. Asks Congress to approve sending Baron von Steuben south to reorganize the Army.
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.