George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Benjamin Harrison, Sr., 5 February 1783

Head Quarters Newburgh February 5th 1783


By a Letter I have lately receiv’d from Brigadier General Mulenberg, I find he has reported the proceedings respecting Captain Fox to your Excellency, and requested your farther directions. I am also informed by that General Officer, that there are two obstacles which still greatly oppose & retard the success of collecting your Recruits, viz. the want of Provisions to support and carry them to the place of general Rendezvous; and the want of efficacious means for apprehending Deserters—It is very much to be wished that these difficulties might be removed, and that measures might be taken during the Winter, for forming the troops now in the State, with the Detachment which I immagine will be sent back by General Greene from So. Carolina, into a compleat Regiment or Regiments, in such a manner as that they may be properly appointed & fit for Service before the Opening of the next Campaign. I have the honor to be with very great regard & esteem Sir Your Excellency’s Most Obedt humble Servant

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