To Major General William Heath
Head Quarters [Bucks County, Pa.]
17th Decemr 1776
Yesterday I received a letter from the Council of the State of Massachusetts by Major Shaw, informing me he had in charge a few Indians from N. Scotia who were inlisted into the Continental Service;1 as they will be of no use to me here I have directed Mr Shaw to deliver them into your Care, & request you will employ them in such a manner as you may judge most advantageous to the Service, and continue them under your command till you hear further from me. I am Dr sir Your most Obedt Servt
P.S. These Indians may join those that came before that one Interpreter may serve. and the Waggon & Horses which attended them and bought at the Public expence may be applied to the Public use.
LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, MHi: Heath Papers. The postscript is in GW’s writing.