George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Elias Dayton, 26 July 1777

To Colonel Elias Dayton

[Near Troy Hills, Morris County, N.J.]
4 OClock P.M. July 26: 1777


The inclosed Letter, from Majr Burnet, just now came to Genl Greene.1 You will compare the Intelligence, which you obtain with the information contained in this Letter, and after making such Observations & remarks upon the whole, you will transmit the same with this Letter to Lord Stirling. I am Sir Yr Hble servt

Go: Washington

P.S. I wrote you today by One of Blands Light Horse upon the subject of Intelligence—You’l refer to that & such Intelligence as you may obtain about paulus Hook.

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, CSmH.

1This enclosure has not been identified. Ichabod Burnet (c.1756–1783) was at this time a voluntary aide to Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene. Burnet was appointed an aide-de-camp to Greene in March 1778 (see General Orders, 23 Mar. 1778) and served to mid–1783, when he resigned from the army to go into business. Burnet died a short time later in Havana, Cuba.

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