Norwich 30 March 1782
I did myself the Honor of writing your Excellency the 8th inst. since which I am requested to have a greater Number of Officers to muster the Recruits. the Council of Safety wish to have one in each Militia Brigade, which are six. whenever the Recruits are ready to march to Camp, some Officers and Sergeants will be wanted to conduct them; that Period will not be before the 1st of May as the County Committees appointed to apportion the Quotas to the Towns, have not finished that Business—I shall desire Col. Swift to send the proper Officers after obtaining your Excellency’s Permission. Col. Trumbull will be able to give your Excellency full Information of every Thing from this State. I am, with the greatest Esteem & Respect, your Excellency’s most obedient Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.