George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel William Grayson, 1 July 1777

From Colonel William Grayson

Dumfries [Va.] July 1st 1777.

Dr Sir.

All the recruits of our regimt that have not yet gone forward are on the point of marching except a few sick & some stragglers which it has not been in my power to collect.

I expect that when those now about going joins the others, they will amount in the whole to 250.

The officers who have not yet made up their quotas I shall leave behind, though I have very little prospect of their succeeding in any great degree in recruiting.

I beg leave to enclose you the act of Assembly for draughting, to make up deficiencies in the six new regiments.1 I have nothing new to acquaint you of except that Col. R. H. Lee has got his Seat again in Congress with great Eclat. I am with great respect Yr Affect. frd & Most Obedt Servt

Willm Grayson

ALS, DLC:GW. GW’s aide-de-camp Robert Hanson Harrison docketed this letter in part: “of no conseqence Virga Act for Drafting.”

1The enclosed three-page printed copy of “An act for the more speedily completeing the Quota of Troops to be raised in this commonwealth for the continental army, and for other purposes,” passed by the Virginia general assembly at its May 1777 session, is in DLC:GW (see also 9 Hening, 275–80).

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