George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Samuel Holden Parsons, 29 June 1780

Head Quarters Ramapaugh 29th June 1780.

Dear Sir,

I have recd your fav. of the 24 Inst from Harford: It will be a very happy circumstance should the Governor and Council adopt the measure proposed by you, for augmenting the number of Levies to the full Complement of the Continental Battalions.

It will not be in my power to employ the drafts from the Militia Horse as Dragoons— We find the utmost difficulty in substituting the few Cavalry at present in service, and was not this the case, I do not foresee any great occasion of Horse in the kind of operation we may expect to carry on.

The change of the situation of the enemy puts an end to the plan of acting upon the sound, it will be needless therefore to give any directions respecting the Shipping. I amwith great Regard Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt.

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