George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General William Heath, 3 March 1777

To Major General William Heath

Morris Town March 3d 1777


Having been desired by Congress to place some other in the room of General Ward, I have to request you will receive the command from him and hold it till further orders. I have accordingly desired him to resign it to you.1 I am Sir Your most Obedient servant

Go: Washington

LS, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, MHi: Heath Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW apparently sent this letter with his to Maj. Gen. Artemas Ward of this date, for the address reads in part “To the care of Major Gen: Ward.”

1For Maj. Gen. Artemas Ward’s resignation, see Richard Peters to GW, 21 Feb. 1777, and note 2, and GW to Ward, this date.

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