George Washington Papers

To George Washington from George Clinton, 16 January 1778

From George Clinton

Poughkeepsie [N.Y.] 16th January 1778


I was Honoured with your Excellency’s Letter of the 29th December inclosing a Return of Colonels Livingston & Cortlandt’s Regiments some Days since—The Contents whereof I have communicated to the Legislature of this State now sitting at this Place & have most earnestly recommended them to their immediate Consideration.1 I have the Honor to be with the most perfect Regard & Esteem Your Excellencys most Obedt Servt

Geo. Clinton

P.S. I am informed by Genl Putnam that the West Point is the Place fixt on for fortifying in the Highlands which I believe to be the best for the Purpose.

ALS, DLC:GW. Robert Hanson Harrison docketed the letter “no Ans. necessary.”

1See N.Y. Senate Proc., 9 Sept. 1777–17 March 1779 description begins Votes and Proceedings of the Senate of the State of New-York; at their First Session, held at Kingston, in Ulster County; commencing, September 9, 1777. Fishkill, N.Y., 1777. description ends , 27.

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