George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, 24 July 1777

To Brigadier General Anthony Wayne

Head Quarters Ramapaugh [N.J.] 24⟨th Jul⟩y 1777


The Fleet have gone out of the Hook and as Delaware appears to be the most probable destination, I desire you will leave your Brigade under the next in command and proceed yourself immediately to Chester in Pennsylvania where your presence will be necessary to arrange the Militia who are to rendezvous there. Genl Mifflin is just gone off to Philada. I am Sir Yr most obt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, PHi: Wayne Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The cover of the LS is addressed in part to “Brig. Genl Wayne at Chester [Pa.].”

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