New Windsor Jany 21. 1781
I am honored with your letter of the 15th—I have just received the disagreeable intelligence of the Jersey line having followed the example of the Pensylvanian—This spirit will spread itself through the remainder of the army, if not extinguished by some decisive measure. I shall as quick as possible, at all events, march a detachment to compel the mutineers to submission and I beg leave strongly to recommend that no terms may be made with them. I have the honor to be &c.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.