George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Nathanael Greene, 17 May 1777

From Major General Nathanael Greene

Peeks Kill [N.Y.] May 17 1777

Dear Sir

Inclosed is the opinion of the General Officers at this Post and General Wayne who has had a very good opportunity to view the River & the fortifications upon the same1—Agreeable to your Excellencies instructions I have given the necessary orders to carry the further obstructions in the River into execution2—I am going this day up to New Windsor to view the Obstructions there & the passes through the High Lands to the Clove—after which I shall be able to give your Excellency a very good history of the state of things here, which I shall do at my return—It will be impossible to be at Home under two days. I am with great respect Your Excellency obedient Sert

N. Greene


2Greene enclosed a copy of his letter to Capt. John Grinnell and copies of his two letters to the Continental agents in New York, all of this date, which concern the completing and outfitting of the two Continental frigates and two Continental row galleys for the defense of the Hudson River (DLC:GW).

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