George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Board of War, 21 June 1780

Hd Qrs Springfield June 21st 1780


The Board in a late Letter, left it with me to determine the recall of the Infantry of Major Lee’s Corps. It will certainly be eligible that the Corps should be united—and the services of the Horse in this quarter cannot be dispensed with, it is in my opinion adviseable that the Infantry should be without delay ordered to join this Army. They are too inconsiderable in number to make any difference in the face of Southern affairs. If the Board agree with me in sentiment, I request them to dispatch an order to the Commanding Officer to hasten him back. I have the Honor to be with perfect respect Gentn Yr Most Obedt St

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DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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