George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General George Clinton, 2 May 1776

To Brigadier General George Clinton

New York May 2. 1776


Having received information that there is a number of arms at one Wilseys at the Fish Kilns, among the Officers Baggage which came from St Johns, I request and authorize you to make inquiry about them & to secure all you can find.1 I am Sir Your Most Hble Servt

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LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, PAeTPM; LB, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Although Clinton had held the rank of brigadier general in the New York militia since the previous December, the letter-book copy is addressed to “Colo. George Clinton.”

1For the results of Clinton’s inquiry, see his letter to GW of 5 May. See also Duncan Campbell to GW, 10 May 1776.

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