George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major James Parr, 11 May 1779

To Major James Parr

Head Qrs Middle Brook May 11th 1779


As the exigencies of the service require, that the Two Rifle companies should continue detached from the Main Army for some short time—I request that you will remain with them, till you are farther advised by me.1 I am Sir Yr Most Obedt servant

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Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Parr’s rifle detachment would continue to operate semi-independently, mostly on the Pennsylvania frontier, until 1781.

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