George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lieutenant Colonel Zebulon Butler, 12 June 1777

To Lieutenant Colonel Zebulon Butler

Camp at Middle Brook June 12 1777


You will march the Troops of your Regiment and the two Independant Companies with you to Morris Town and there take Post in and about the fortification upon the Hill. You are to Guard the Stores at that place until further Orders.

You will apply to Lt Col. Jere. Olney for the Orders I gave to him by which you will regulate your conduct.1 I am Sir your most Humble Servant

Go: Washington

LS (photocopy), in John Fitzgerald’s writing, DLC:GW, ser. 9; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The letter is addressed to “Lt Colonel Butler On command at Chatham.”

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