George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heath, 8 December 1781

Philadelphia 8th Decemr 1781.

Dear Sir

A Committee of Congress are preparing a Report in which they wish to ascertain with as much precision as possible the numbers of Men we shall have remaining by some fixed day the ensuing Spring—In order to effect this—a very accurate Return will be necessary, specifying the term for which every non Commd Officer and private stands engaged. You will therefore immediately call for such an one from the Troops under your command, made out Regimentally—You will be pleased to direct the Returns to be made as speedily as possible, and transmit them to me the instant they come in. I am with much Esteem Dear Sir Yr most obt & hble servt

Go: Washington


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