George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General William Heath, 7 July 1778

From Major General William Heath

Head Quarters Boston July 7th 1778

Dear General

I have been honored with yours of the 17th Ultimo.

Captain Robert Davis left this place to join the Army some three or four weeks since. I believe General Glover & his Brigade Major Fosdick are much better acquainted with his conduct and services while here, than I am.

The Military Stores which arrived at Portsmouth from France in the Dutchess of Grammond I have ordered to this place on their way to the Arsenals where they will be sent as fast as they arrive. There are a number of Carbines and pistols for the Dragoons and some wall peices, if the light Horse are not fully supplied with those necessary Arms, they will be ready to forward from Springfield by the time your Excellency’s pleasure is signified to Colo. Cheever at that place.1

We are momently waiting the arrival of the News of some interesting Event having taken place with you; may it be honorary to yourself and happy to your Country—which is the earnest wish of him who has the honor to be With great respect Your Excellency’s Most Obedt Humble Servt

W. Heath

LS, DLC:GW; ADfS, MHi: Heath Papers.

1Heath had reported the arrival of the Duchesse de Grammont at Portsmouth, N.H., on 5 June in his letter to GW of 9 June.

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