George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Heath, 1 June 1782

Highlands, June 1. 1782.

Dear General,

In a letter which I have received from captain Pray this morning, dated yesterday, he observes—

"The enemy have sold off three hundred waggon horses—The pioneers are ordered from Kingsbridge, and to join their respective regiments."He also mentions that it is reported, about forty sail of shipping have sailed from New York within these three or four days.

The 2d Massachusetts brigade in barracks at West-point, are too much crowded in quarters, and will grow sickly—It is requested that one of the regiments may be drawn out and encamped, if it meets your excellency’s approbations. I have the honor to be With the greatest respect, Your Excellency’s Most obedient servant,

W. Heath

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