George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Heath, 5 May 1782

Highlands May 5th 1782

Dear General

The last evening a Sergeant arrived here with twenty two Recruits for the Rhode Island regiment which by his orders he is directed to join, by a route therein pointed out as far as Peeks Kill, where he is directed to report to the commanding Officer, from whom he, the Sergeant, is to receive further orders, for which he applies—I do not know your Excellencys intention, whether the Recruits are to continue their march to Philadelphia, are to halt here, or proceed to any other place, therefore request your directions by the return of the Messenger—as few of these Recruits have had the Small Pox—I have the honor to be with the greatest respect, Your Excellencys Most Obedient Servant

W. Heath

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