George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel George Baylor, 5 August 1777

To Colonel George Baylor

Philadelphia 5th Augt 1777

Dear Baylor

I Received your favour of the 19th July & according to your request inclose a warrant on the Pay Master in Virginia for twenty thousand Dollars.1 I fully expected the sum you had drawn before would have compleated your Regiment.

I must urge you in the most pressing terms to use your utmost exertions and diligence in compleating your Regiment and proceeding with it without loss of time to Camp. I am Dr Sir Your Most humbe Servt

Go: Washington

DfS, in Caleb Gibbs’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Baylor’s letter has not been found. A warrant of this date for $20,000 to “Geo. Baylor on the Pay Mastr in Virginia” is in GW’s warrant book no. 2, DLC:GW, ser. 5, vol. 18.

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