George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Philemon Dickinson, 23 June 1778

To Major General Philemon Dickinson

Hopewell Township [N.J.] near the Baptist meeting house
June 23 1778 ½ past 7 O’clock P.M.

Dr Sir

I have been favd with your two letters both of to-day—One of them is dated at 11—the other at 2 O’clock.

As soon as this comes to hand [(]if you have not done it before) I wd beg of you to send me as full and explicit an acct of the enemies present position as you can possibly obtain. I would wish to recei[v]e it before morning, as it will be a matter of great influence in directing my movements.

Inclosed is a letter to Gen. Arnold which I beg you will seal & forward by an express.1 I am &c.


Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The enclosure may have been GW’s first or second letter to Maj. Gen. Benedict Arnold of 21 June.

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