George Washington Papers

From David Humphreys to Hezekiah Wetmore, 8 June 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh June 8. 1782


I have it in charge from His Excellency the Commander in Chief to direct that you should remove your Office to West Point, as soon as room can be made in the Barracks for your accomodation by the Officers going into Tents.

A principal object is to prevent detachments & reduce the number of Guards as much as possible. A Single Sentinel from the Main Guard at West Point will then answer all the purposes for which six Men or More will otherwise be required. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servt.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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