TRANSCRIPT GLC 2437.53.017
George Washington. Letter: Rocky Hill, to Henry Knox, 1783
October 16. 2 p.
Rockyhill Octr.16th. 1783
[inserted - different hand: Washington]
Since I had the pleasure to write to you on the 8th Instant,
I have received your Letter of that date.
I am clearly of opinion that the services of those Men whose
times expire so early in the spring, are not adequate to their
clothing and Maintenance during the Winter but, as I said
in my last letter, such seems the disposition of the Members
of Congress with whom I have conversed on the subject, that
they are not willing to part with any of the Troops whilst
the British remain in New York - all therefore that > at
present is what you > , of getting what service we 
can from some of those whose times first expire and then discharging
them; whilst this is doing Congress may possibly come to some
determination on the matter
I now inclose you sundry resolves of Congress, which you
will please to have published to the Army, tho some of these
have been passed some time, it was but within a very few days
that I was officially acquainted with them
I am Dr. Sir Your most Obed. servn.
[docket] from his Excellency General Washington 16 October
Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, John C. The Writings of George
Washington. v. 27: 197-8. Signature removed. Loss insertions
based on Fitzpatrick.