George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heath, 6 March 1783

Head Quarters 6th March 1783

Dear Sir

It is represented to me, that Capn Day, of the 7th Massachusetts Regiment, is now, not only able to attend his Duty in Camp, but that, his long absence, is considered in an unfavorable point of Light, by the Inhabitants in the part of the Country where he resides.

As you will remember, the Appointment of Capn Day to superintend & Muster the Recruits at Springfield, was made in Consequence of his being supposed unfit for any Duty with the Army, I must request you to take the Trouble to examine into the State of facts; and if you shall find he is capable of Service, that you will Order him to be relieved, & join his Corps immediately, unless you shall judge it unnecessary to continue an Officer much longer at the post of Springfield to receive recruits, in which Case it would hardly be worth the Trouble of relieving him; and you will please therefore to give directions for him to repair to the Army, at some fixed Time, which should be as early as you think he can be dispensed with from the Mustering Service. I am With great Regard Dear Sir Your most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

P.S. The Seal of this was broken to acknowledge the Receipt of yours of 22d feby—just now come to hand Colo. Vose will give you all the Intelligence we have.


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