George Washington to
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Smith
[Worcester, Pennsylvania] October 18, 1777. Informs Smith that Baron d’Arendt will assume command of Fort Mifflin and that Lieutenant Colonel John Green, with reinforcements, is on the way to the fort. Sends news of the surrender of General John Burgoyne. Suggests a plan to prevent British from preparing floating batteries.
Df, in writings of Tench Tilghman and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.