From Major General William Heath
Head Quarters Boston June 5th 1779
The last Evening I was honor’d with the Receipt of yours of the 26th Ulto;1 am preparing to leave this Place with all possible Dispatch, which will be in the Course of a few days,2 & hope soon to have the Honor of paying my respects to your Excellency in Person.3 I have the Honor to be wth the greatest Respect Your Excellency’s most Obedt Servant
LS, DLC:GW; ADfS, MHi: Heath Papers.
2. A letter of 7 June from Heath to Gates, written at Boston, reads: “I have received his Excellency General Washingtons orders to proceed forthwith to Head Quarters, shall Set out the latter End of this week or begining of next” (MHi: Heath Papers).