George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Hanson, 24 June 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh 24th June 1782


I am much distressed at the Languor & Inertion of the several States in sending on the Recruits to the Army, which have been requested.

The inclosed Returns will shew the number which have been received from them to the 1st of June.

Unless greater exertions are experienced, Congress will easily perceive, that we can have but very little prospect of any serious operations this Campaign.

From all the intelligence I can obtain from New York, the Enemy continue in the same state as they have been in for some time past, no Intentions are indicated of any Detachment; strict Economy & renewed and increasing Devcipline seem to be their present object. I have the honor to be sir Your Excellency’s Most Obedient & very Humble Servant

Go: Washington

P.S. I am this Moment stepping into a Boat for Albany, to visit the Posts in that Vicinity. My Stay will be short—Expect to return in 8 or 10 days.

DNA: Item 152, Letters from George Washington, PCC—Papers of the Continental Congress.

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