George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Zebulon Butler, 15 May 1780

Wyoming May 15th 1780

May it please your Excellency

Your order of the 7th April Came safe to hand I shall wait your excellency’s further Orders, Nothing Materail has happend since my last, only the men Mentioned in my last Being taken at fishing Creek &c. Came in with The Indian guns Tomhocks &c. as the first party Did, and Actually Brought in Two Indian Scalps, I have Heared of Late Mischief’s being done on the West brance of Susqh. and on Delawair but None in this Quarter, I have orders from the Board of war to Engage Thirty of the Militia Which I have done for the Defence of this Frontier Capt. Seeling the Bearrer will hand this to your Excellency he is A Gentlemen of the Free Core That is stationed at this post and has Leave of Absince to wait on your excellency as he says on Business Respecting the Core he Expects To Return to this post Immediately. I have the Honour to be your Excellencys Most obt Humbl. Servt

Zebn Butler Col.

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