George Washington to Samuel Huntington
Preakness [New Jersey] November 25[–26]1 1780. Will furnish the return of the officers of engineering department after Brigadier General Louis Le Bèque Du Portail arrives. Advocates increase in compensation for officers in the inspectorship. Recommends Simeon DeWitt as the successor to Robert Erskine as geographer of the Army.
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. This letter is dated 25 at the beginning and 26 at the end.