George Washington Papers

Instructions to Jeduthan Baldwin, 16 March 1776

Instructions to Jeduthan Baldwin

Head Quarters Cambridge 16 March 1776


You are hereby Order’d to proceed immediately to the City of Newyork where being arrived, you are to receive and follow such Orders & directions as shall be given you by the Officer Commanding the Continental Forces there. I am Sir Your most obedt Servt.

Df, in William Palfrey’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Baldwin, who had served as an assistant engineer with the Continental army during the siege of Boston, was ordered to Canada sometime before 22 April 1776. See GW to Hancock, that date.

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