George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Charles Scott, 1 December 1777

From Brigadier General Charles Scott

White Marsh [Pa.] 1st Decr 1777


After Considering Maturly the matter Proposd Yesterday with reguard to the Quartering the Troops for this winter, I have at Length thaught that Wilmington and its Neighbouring Villages the Most Elligable.

I would not wish to Trouble Your Excelleny with my Reasons as it was So very Fully Spoke upon Yesterday. I am Your Excellencys Obt Servt

Chs Scott

ALS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

GW had solicited opinions from his generals on the subject of this letter at the council of general officers held on the evening of 30 Nov. (see the source note to General Orders, that date).

Scott wrote a second letter to GW on this date, enclosing 2d Lt. James Buxton’s commission and saying, “this Gentleman Can be Spar’d without Injuring the Service” (DNA: RG 93, Commissions 1775–1778).

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