George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Silas Newcomb, 10 August 1777

From Brigadier General Silas Newcomb

Woodbury [N.J.] Augt 10th 1777.


In Pursuance of an Order from His Excellency Govr Livingston of the 27th of last month,1 I have assembled here a Detachment of my Brigade of Militia; and expect in a Day or two to have about 500 Men.

I wait for Orders from Your Excellency; and Am, with most dutiful Respect, Your Excellency’s Most Obedient Humble Servt

Silas Newcomb.

ALS, DLC:GW. The letter is addressed in part to GW “per [Brigade] Major [Robert] Patterson.”

1For New Jersey governor William Livingston’s letter to Newcomb of 27 July 1777 instructing Newcomb to call out the militia from Burlington, Gloucester, Salem, and Cape May counties, see Prince, Livingston Papers description begins Carl E. Prince et al., eds. The Papers of William Livingston. 5 vols. Trenton and New Brunswick, N.J., 1979–88. description ends , 2:26–27.

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