George Washington to John Rutledge
Morristown [New Jersey] July 5, 1777. Approves of Rutledge’s and Brigadier General Robert Howe’s decision not to attack St. Augustine. Discusses British failure to move against Philadelphia. Speculates on whether the center of the next British attack will be the Hudson River or Philadelphia. Describes American plans to counteract either move.
Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.