To Colonel Joseph Ward1
[New Windsor, New York, July 8, 1779]
This will be accompanied by a general order2 respecting your department which you will be pleased to have executed without delay. The positions are to comprehend all such as are enlisted upon the alternative of three years or during the war who are to be constructed as engaged during the war.
I am with great regard, Your most obed. ser
ALS, sold by Walter M. Hill, Chicago, November, 1909, Catalogue 28, Lot 42.
1. Ward was commissary general of musters from April 1, 1777, to April, 1780, when he became commissary general of prisoners.