George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Henry Beekman Livingston, 2 April 1777

To Colonel Henry Beekman Livingston

Head qu. Morris Town 2d Apl 1777.

Dear Sir

I have yr favrs of the 29th Ulto & without date, the last inclosing a Return of yr Regiment1—I wish it had borne a more agreeable aspect; but I trust no pains will be spard & no means left untried to complete it.

Genl McDougal transmitted me a full Account of the late Affair at Peekskill. I wish the state of our Treasury admitted of my sendg you the Sum of Money you wrote for; But We have been so exhausted of late by the extravagant drafts for Pay of the Militia, that I can only spare you Five thousand Dollars for the present, which I send by Capt. Laurence—I wish you could fall upon some Means of finding out where your Subalterns are; perhaps putting an Advertisement in your paper, ordering them all to signify the places where they are recruiting, and what Number of Recruits they have, would answer the purpose. I am Sir Yr most Obt Servt


Df, in George Johnston’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Livingston’s undated letter is among the documents printed at the end of March.

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