George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Benjamin Lincoln, 7 March 1782

Hd Quarters Philadelphia Mar. 7th 1782


The alteration which has lately been made in the system of the Inspectors Department, having left the Department of the Adjutant General, which was blended with it, in a vague & deranged State, it has become necessary that some new regulations & appointments should be made—for this purpose, I wish the enclosed Plan, may thro’ the channel of the War Office, be proposed for the consideration of Congress, and that a determination may be obtained as speedily as possible—because many of the Officers now doing duty in that Department, are acting in consequence of their former appointment, without being comprehended, at this time, in any establishment whatever, which if continued, may be very prejudicial to the Service—I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servant.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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