George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Heath, 27 June 1781

Roxbury June 27th 1781

Dear General

I was this evening honored with yours of the 20th inclosing one to the Commanding Officer of the Corps of Invalids at Boston—I shall afford the Commanding Officer, every aid in my power to facilitate his march to West point.

I have been this evening honord with a Letter from Governor Trumbull of the 20th instant, giving a pritty particular account of the proceedings of the State of Connecticut, respecting its Quota of men, and provisions for the army but as Governor Trumbull Observes, "I have made his Excellency the Commander in Chief, acquainted with these things by a Letter of this date." it is unnecessary for me to repeat them.

The Honble Mr Weare president of New Hampshire, in a Letter of the 25th inst. writes me, "Our General Assembly are now convened, and have under Consideration the important matters recommended by General Washington, and yourself, respecting filling up, and Supplying the Army, and are determined to take the most vigorous measures to accomplish a matter so essential to be done at this critical time," he then observes that a drove of Beef Cattle of Forty five or Fifty head will go on this week, that another drove is procuring &c.

I am happy in the arrangment for the Campaign, and hope ere long to kiss your hand in Camp. I have the honor to be with the highest respect & Esteem your Excellencys most obedient Servant

W. Heath

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