George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Robert Howe, 5 February 1781

To Major General Robert Howe

Head Quarters New Windsor Feby 5th 1781

Dear Sir.

Your favor of the 2nd with the enclosures have just been received.1

I would not wish Major Galvan to place any dependance on a Command in the Light Corps the ensuing Campaign—These appointments having commonly been made in some measure by Rotation. With great consideration I am Dear Sir Your Most Obedt Servt.

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

1Howe’s letter to GW of 2 Feb. has not been found. The enclosures have not been identified.

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