George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lewis Nicola, 10 August 1781

Head Quarters Dobb’s Ferry 10th Augst 1781.


I have received yours of the 4th inst. informg your Arrival with the Corps of Invalids at West Point, & inclosing a Return of their Numbers. the Difficulties which you apprehend in their Duty & Subsistance at their present Station, I fancy will mostly vanish On Experience.

Copy of The Charges exhibited against you by Capt. Woelpper, I have transmitted to Genl McDougall—& desired him to institute a Court Martial theron, as soon as the Accuseant arrives at the Point.

If the proper Charge against Sergt Carleton for his Desertion, is exhibited—& the Evidences to support it are produced—he may be bro’t to Trial imediately at the Point. I am sir Yours &ca


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