George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Arthur St. Clair, 25 April 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor 25th April 1781

Dear Sir

I have recd your favors of the 6th and 15th. I am sorry to find from the last, that unavoidable obstacles have been thrown in the way of the march of the 1st division of the line at the time you expected. I can only recommend to you to get them off as soon as possible and in as good temper as possible. It is essential that General Greene should be regularly advised of the motions of those troops, you will therefore be pleased, if you have not already opened a correspondence with him, to inform him from time to time of every circumstance relating to them.

Captn Craig of Colo. procter’s Regt of artillery, who is stationed at Fort Pitt, has applied to me to have his Company compleated—That cannot be done in the present state of the Regt but you will be pleased to consult the commanding officer of it, and let Captn Craig have as many Men as will put his Company on a level with the others.

I imagine Colo. Harrison’s Regiment—Colo. procters—a detachment with the Marquis and a strong Maryland Company lately gone from hence will be sufficient to work the Artillery that General Greene will usually carry into the field with him. I am with great Regard Dear Sir Your most obt Servt

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