George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General William Irvine, 3 February 1781

To Brigadier General William Irvine

Head Quarters New Windsor Feby 3d 81

Dear Sir

I have received your letter of the 17th1—The affair of your line has had a train of disagreeable circumstances; but we can now only regret what we cannot remedy; and endeavour as soon and as far as possible to repair the evil.2

I have written to General St Clair to undertake the superintendence of the recruiting service3—I am persuaded you will give him all the aid in your power. I am with great regard Sir Yr most Obedt s.

Go: Washington

LS, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, PHi: William Irvine Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW signed the cover of the LS, which is addressed to Irvine at Philadelphia.

2For the mutiny of the Pennsylvania line, see Wayne to GW, 2 Jan., and the source note to that document.

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