George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Thomas Procter, 24 March 1779

To Colonel Thomas Proctor

Head Quarters Middlebrook 24th March 1779.


Your letter of the 14th instant with its several inclosures, was regularly received.

I shall apply the whole to the purpose for which they were required. I am sir Your most hble serv.

G. W——n

P.S. you will be pleased to call upon the board of war for a resolve of Congress of the 15th Int. relating to the corps of Infantry Artillery mdash;and make your returns agreeably to the resolve.1

Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For Congress’s resolution of 15 March requiring that returns be made of all Continental officers and men who were not serving in the eighty-eight infantry regiments “originally apportioned on the states,” see John Jay to GW, 15 March, n.1 (see also JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 13:316–18).

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