George Washington Papers

From Edward Hand to Alexander Scammell, 7 May 1781

New Windsor 7th May 1781

Dear Scammel

I have received your favour of yesterday which his Exy has perused, he approves the mode you have pointed out to Major Scot for guarding the Lines, but does not think proper to move the Hampshire line at present.

This days orders will I think acct for it I congratulate you on the occasion—I suppose that when your detatcht is formed your Return will procure the necessary Camp Equipage—will you be pleased in the mean time to order me a return of the present state of the Cloathing of the Hampshire Line regementally degested, with the present state of the arms, accoutrements, amunition, & camp equipage and Cloathing of the Rhode Island regt and the rations drawn by them in the month of april last—no return yet of the Camp equipage of the 2d Hampshire Regt the above Returns I wish to have as soon as possible—I have not yet seen the bearer of your letter, when he appears will give him an order for some paper. I am Dear Scammell very sincerly yrs

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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