George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, 12 April 1777

To Brigadier General Anthony Wayne

Morristown April the 12th 1777.


As you are appointed in the Arrangement of the Army to command a Brigade of Pensylvania Troops, I desire, that you will hold yourself in readiness and repair to my Head Quarters, as soon, as a General Officer arrives at the post where you now command. Your presence here, will be materially wanted, and I persuade myself, you will lose no time in complying with my requisition, when the circumstance, I have mentioned, puts it in your power. I am Sir Your Most Obedt Servant

Go: Washington

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, PHi: Wayne Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW franked the cover of the LS, which Harrison addressed to “The Honorable Brigadr Genl Wayne at Tyconderoga.”

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