George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Livingston, 12 January 1781

To William Livingston

Head Quarters New Windsor Janry 12. 1781

Dear Sir:

I have been honored with your Excellencys Letter of the 20th of Decr enclosing the Act for More effectually preventing Ilicit Trade &c.1—and also with your favor of the 5th Inst. covering the Act for recruiting the Regts of New Jersey.2 When the present urgent business is dispatched,3 I shall attend to the several Matters containd in them—in the Mean time I have the honor to be.

Df, in David Humphreys’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1See Livingston to GW, 28 Dec. 1780, and n.3 to that document. Humphreys had mistakenly docketed that letter “Decr 20th 1781.”

3GW presumably alludes to the Pennsylvania line mutiny (see Anthony Wayne to GW, 2 Jan., and the source note to the document).

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