George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heath, 6 May 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor May 6th 1781

Dear Sir

Your favor of yesterday has been handed to me—You will be persuaded, that, at the same time, I sympathise sincerely with you, in your illness—I am by no means pleased with the unreasonable long absence of the General Officers, which has rendered your presence with the Army hitherto indispensably necessary.

I have read the Proceedings of the Court Martial, and would have the sentences approved, which you will be pleased to do in your Orders—The Proceedings are returned herewith. I am Dear Sir with very great esteem Your Most Obedient & Hble Servant

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