George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Howe, 24 August 1780


Head Quarters Augt 24th 1780

In the report of the march of yesterday, it appears there was to your baggage a guard of a serjeant and four men, contrary to the regulations and to General orders. I am persuaded this must have happened by mistake; but as it is of the greatest importance that the General officers should set an example of regularity to the army I mention the matter to you that you may take effectual care to prevent the like in future. I am with great esteem Sir Your most Obedt Servant.

G. Washington

The same To M. General Baron de Steuben

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