George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Livingston, 12 October 1777

From William Livingston

Princeton [N.J.] 12 Ocr 1777


The Assembly could not be prevailed upon to agree to more than 1000 Men to be raised for reinforcing General Putnam, unless I take some of those to be called out by General Forman to join the Army under your Excellency’s command; which I suppose would not be adviseable.1

The Council of Safety will quit this place to morrow for Quaker Town2 (a most ominous Appellation!) whither your Excellency will be pleased to direct your future Dispatches for Your most humble Servt

Wil: Livingston


1For the New Jersey general assembly’s resolution of 10 Oct. authorizing Livingston to raise a force “not exceeding one thousand Men,” see N.J. Votes and Proceedings description begins Votes and Proceedings of the General Assembly of the State of New-Jersey. Burlington, N.J., 1777. description ends , General Assembly, 3 Sept.–11 Oct. 1777, 199.

2Quakertown, sometimes called Fairview, is seven miles northwest of Flemington in Hunterdon County, New Jersey.

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