Letter from William Heath to The Staff of the Army [and] Hospital, Eastern Department

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    [William Heath to The Staff of the Army [and] Hospital, Eastern Department June 9, 1779 [RvW Box 1 Folder 31; MSS. – A.D.]] Gentlemen please to accept my warmest acknowledgements of Gratitude and Thanks for your way Polite address of yesterday and the favorable Sentiments expressed on the [struck through] my administration while in Command of the Eastern Department. If my Command [struck through] administration has been Serviceable to my Country and and easy and agreeable to those whom I have had the honor to Command, to you Gentlemen I am much indebted for that Chearfull [sic] assistance which alone could render my endeavours Successfull [sic], your wishes for my future felicity stroke [struck through] affect me most sensibly and [struck through] I pray you to be assured that if it should ever be in the least [struck through] in my power to Contribute to the honor peace and Prosperity of my native Country or to the ease and happiness of the Staff of the army in General and of those in [struck through] this depart ment in particular, I shall rank such opportunity among the most fortunate – moments of my Life Boston June 9th, 1779 W [William] Heath MG The Staff of the army [and] Hospital Eastern Department [End Page 1] [Endorsed:] Answer to the address of the Staff of the Eastern Department June 9th.1779 [End Page 2]
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    [William Heath to The Staff of the Army [and] Hospital, Eastern Department June 9, 1779 [RvW Box 1 Folder 31; MSS. – A.D.]] Gentlemen please to accept my warmest acknowledgements of Gratitude and Thanks for your way Polite address of yesterday and the favorable Sentiments expressed on the [struck through] my administration while in Command of the Eastern Department. If my Command [struck through] administration has been Serviceable to my Country and and easy and agreeable to those whom I have had the honor to Command, to you Gentlemen I am much indebted for that Chearfull [sic] assistance which alone could render my endeavours Successfull [sic], your wishes for my future felicity stroke [struck through] affect me most sensibly and [struck through] I pray you to be assured that if it should ever be in the least [struck through] in my power to Contribute to the honor peace and Prosperity of my native Country or to the ease and happiness of the Staff of the army in General and of those in [struck through] this depart ment in particular, I shall rank such opportunity among the most fortunate – moments of my Life Boston June 9th, 1779 W [William] Heath MG The Staff of the army [and] Hospital Eastern Department [End Page 1] [Endorsed:] Answer to the address of the Staff of the Eastern Department June 9th.1779 [End Page 2]
Title:
Letter from William Heath to The Staff of the Army [and] Hospital, Eastern Department
Creator:
Heath, William, 1737-1814
Date:
1779-06-09
Description:
Letter from William Heath to The Staff of the Army [and] Hospital, Eastern Department thanking them for the opportunity to serve and command in the army.
Collection:
Charleston Museum Collection of Revolutionary War Letters
Contributing Institution:
The Charleston Museum Archives
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Heath, William, 1737-1814--Correspondence, Heath, William, 1737-1814--Military service, Heath, William, 1737-1814
Topical Subject:
War, armed forces, and society
Geographic Subject:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783, United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--American forces
S.C. County:
Charleston County (S.C.)
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 ppi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival Masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public domain.
Access Information:
For more information contact The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29403.