From George Washington
Headquarters [Preakness, N.J.] 22 July 1780. Has just received a letter from Gen. Muhlenberg of 11 July enclosing a list of officers in Col. Gist’s regiment, omitted in his former return, and has written to Gen. Gates to incorporate these officers with the others or “to divide the Drafts into another Regiment as may appear most eligible from a view of all circumstances.”
Dft (DLC: Washington Papers); 2 p.; in hand of R. H. Harrison; endorsed: “To Govr Jefferson July 22. 1780 Vid Letter 18 July. About Gist’s Officers”; printed in Washington, Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, xix, 229. Also on verso is the list referred to (in Harrison’s hand) of officers in Col. Nathaniel Gist’s regiment. Muhlenberg’s letter of 11 July is in DLC: Washington Papers; the list of officers is printed in Fitzpatrick’s note.