George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Benjamin Lincoln, 18 May 1782

Head Quarters 18th May 1782

Dear Sir

I have been favord with yours of the 13th instant.

Disagreeable to me as the Measure is, I am compelled by necessity to give Orders to Genl Hazen to select an Officer from among those under Capitulation or Convention—inclosed are my Instructions to him—which you will be pleased to forward.

I think it necessary & expedient that the Aides D. Camp, to the Brigadiers, & the Brigade Majors, should both be kept in Service—the latter with the additional pay formerly allowed them.

Under proper Regulations & Restrictions, I am persuaded the Measure of Regimental Hospital Tents will be very usefull & salutary—I have desired Doctrs Cochran & Craik to give me their Sentiments on the plan for Executions—which I have tho’t best to inclose for your Consideration. I am &c.


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