George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Daniel Morgan, 24 July 1777

To Colonel Daniel Morgan

Camp at Ramapaugh [N.J.] July 24th 1777


The Enemy’s Fleet having left Sandy Hook & gone to Sea, you are, immediately on receipt of this, to march with the Corps under your Command to the City of Philadelphia & there receive Orders from the Commanding Officer—You will proceed as expeditiously, as you can by the shortest Routs—You will take no Heavy Baggage with you, but leave it to follow with an Officer and a proper Guard. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt sert

Go: Washington

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, NN: Myers Collection, Daniel Morgan Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The cover of the LS is addressed to “Colo Danl Morgan at Heckenseck.”

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