George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General John Sullivan, 13 September 1778

From Major General John Sullivan

General Providence Septemr 13th 1778

My Dear

I have nothing new in this Quarter Since my Last1 The Pilots who waited on Count D Estaing call for Six Dollars pr Day I Should be glad to know whether the Sum ought to be allowd or whether I am to pay them or Send them to the Count.

Many officers of Jacksons Detachment want to Resign as there is a great Surplusage of them I think it would be no Injury to the Service. I think also that if the three Regiments2 were Incorporated into one it would be a great Saving of Expence to the publick. I wish to know your Excellenceys mind upon the Several points & have the Honor to be with the most profound Respect your Excellenceys most obedt Servt

Jno. Sullivan


1Sullivan was referring to his letter to GW of 11 September.

2Sullivan was referring to the Additional Continental Regiments commanded by colonels David Henley, Henry Jackson, and William Raymond Lee.

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