George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heath, 22 February 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor 22d February 1781

Dear Sir

I have received your favor of the 20th—inclosed you have Captain Smarts discharge bearing date the 1st instant.

I am satisfied with the arrangements you have made below. As you have, I doubt not, taken care that there are men enough appointed to each work to secure it against a Coup de Main which is the only matter we have to apprehend at this season.

I have written to General Lincoln—to Colonel Shepherd at Springfield and to Lt Colonel Olney at Providence to forward the Recruits of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I have also mentioned the matter generally to Governor Trumbull—You, I imagine, have given particular instructions of a similar nature to the Officers in Connecticut—If you have not done it, and in the most pointed terms, be pleased to repeat them. I am with great esteem Your most Obedient and Humble Servant

Go: Washington

MHi: Heath Papers.

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