George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Thomas Proctor, 4 February 1780

To Colonel Thomas Proctor

Hd Qrs Morris Town Feby 4. 1780


As there is now a Field Officer in Camp from each of the Artillery Regiments except Yours—and It is essential that these Corps should be arranged without farther loss of time1—I request that either yourself or Lieut. Colo. Forrest will repair to the Army without delay, that the business may be set about and the arrangement be finally adjusted. I am sir Your Most Obedt servant

G. Washington

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The draft is addressed to Proctor at Philadelphia.

1These regimental arrangements were required for the preparation of the returns the Board of War had requested from GW (see List of Returns Requested by the Board of War, c.29 Jan., enclosed in Steuben to GW, 26–30 Jan.; see also General Orders, 5 Feb.).

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