George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Steuben, 27 March 1779

To Major General Steuben

Head Qrs Middlebrook 27th March 1779


I had the pleasure of your favor of the 17th.

Col. Fleury’s coming up to camp may answer the purposes you mention, till the regulations can receive a final completion—I would therefore wish to see Col. Fleury as soon as convenient, with such parts of the regulations as are necessary for immediate application.1 I am sir your &.

G. W——n

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

1For the advanced distribution to the army of handwritten copies of the fifth and sixth chapters of Steuben’s regulations, which concern the instruction of recruits and company drill exercises, see General Orders, 12 April.

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