George Washington to
Colonel Samuel John Atlee and Captains Daniel Topham, Robert Caldwell, Bernard Ward, Matthias Wenderman, John Richardson, Daniel Brodhead, Junior, John Lawrence, John Morgan, and John Helm1
New Windsor [New York] February 28, 1781. Regrets hardships caused by reduction of officers in the new arrangement. States that it is impossible to correct situation.
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. These men were all supernumerary officers of the Pennsylvania line under the arrangement of 1778.