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I am honored with your letters of the 29th December and 10th of January last. That of the 10th came to hand on the 20th instant, and the other on the day following. As it is my duty, so it is my highest pleasure, to execute every instruction I receive from your Excellency, to the utmost of my capacity. Captain Heth having retired to his farm, I cannot at this time send his rank, but have inclosed the rank of the Maryland officers ; and will forward that of the other officers by the next conveyance.
The Indians have lately killed one man upon Ten Mile Creek, and the inhabitants are in great consternation. The frontier settlements will doubtless be deserted, as I have not troops to protect them. I shall be happy if the proposed expedition, under Colonel Clark, answers your Excellency's expectations. Nothing in my power shall be wanting to forward his operations. In my last, I begged leave of absence until I could do myself the honor to wait upon your Excellency. And as my force will now be much reduced, I take the liberty to renew my application. With the most perfect respect, &c.,
P. S. I shall be glad to know if it be your Excellency's pleasure to have a garrison continued at Fort Mcintosh.
- Daniel Brodhead
- Correspondence of the American Revolution; Being Letters of Eminent Men to George Washington, from the Time of His Taking Command of the Army to the End of His Presidency, Volume III., Jared Sparks, 1853