George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General John Sullivan, 14 October 1775

From Brigadier General John Sullivan

Winter Hill
October the 14th 1775

Much Respected Sir

I have Reviewed the Palefaced Corps in my Brigade & find The Persons named in the Inclosed List Totally unfit for Duty at present have been So for a Long time & are Likely to Remain So During this Campaign Except Those to whose names I had added a Quere whose Disorders may possibly be Removed before the End of this Campaign1 with respect to those your Excellencey will act as your wisdom Shall Direct with Respect to all the others I beg Leave to Say that the Sooner they are Discharged The Sooner will the Continent be free from the unn[e]cessary Charge of maintaining them here—I am with Respect yr Excellenceys most obedt Servt

Jno. Sullivan


1The enclosed list of invalids, dated 14 Oct. and signed by Sullivan, includes the names of sixty men, of which eight are queried (DLC:GW).

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