George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General William Heath, 15 February 1781

To Major General William Heath

Head Quarters New Windsor 15th Feby 1781.

Dear Sir

I have recd your favor of yesterday1—Brigr Genl Warner waited upon me this day with a letter from Governor Hancock informing me that that Gentleman had been sent on with part of the hard Money Gratuity, allowed by the State to their Soldiers who had been inlisted for the War, previous to the 2d day of Decemr last.2 You will therefore be pleased to cause the most accurate Returns to be made out of the non Commd Officers and privates who come under the above description. I will obtain similar Returns of the Artillery from Genl Knox. When the Returns are compleated Genl Warner will be able to strike his dividend on the first payment. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, MHi: Heath Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1On 14 Feb., Heath wrote GW from West Point: “The night before last I was honored with yours of the 11th instant. Enclosed is a return of the officers who were deranged on the late reforme of the Massachusetts regiments” (LS, DLC:GW; ADfS, MHi: Heath Papers; see also GW to Heath, 11 Feb.). The return has not been identified.

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