George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General William Heath, 6 January 1781

From Major General William Heath

Garrison West point Janry 6th 1781

Dear General

I take the Liberty to enclose a Letter from Colo. Saml Drake and wish your Opinion and direction in this and on like Occasions1 I have written Colo. Drake that the applications for ammunition from the militia, are So frequent, and large that I cannot grant them, without your Excellencys opinion and direction and beg leave to Submit the matter accordingly.2 I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Your Excellencys most Obedient Servant

W. Heath

ALS, MHi: Heath Papers.

1The enclosed letter from New York militia colonel Samuel Drake to Heath has not been identified.

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