George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Hancock, 14 June 1777

To John Hancock

Middle Brook June 14: 1777. 10 OClock. A.M.


Your Letter of Yesterday with Its inclosures, I received last Night. By this Conveyance I shall not send a particular Answer. The Enemy are in motion & a body is advancing from Milstone towards Vanbecters Bridge—Another division is on the Road leading towards Coriels ferry. We are packing up & making every preparation to act as circumstances shall seem to require. I have the Honor to be with great respect Sir Yr Most Obedt servt

Go: Washington

P.S. The Letters accompanying this, You will please to put in the Post Office.1

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DNA:PCC, item 152; copy, DNA:PCC, item 169. Congress read this letter and referred it to the Board of War on 16 June (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 8:468).

1These letters have not been identified.

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