George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General William Maxwell, 24 June 1778

To Brigadier General William Maxwell

Hopewell Township [N.J.] 24 June 78


I recd yrs of this date & must reque⟨st⟩ you to keep up a constant correspondence as the movements of this Army must be gover⟨ned⟩ wholy by the intelligence I recieve from Genl Dickinson & yourself, & as an half hour may make much difference, I must intreat you to date accordingly. I have directed Colo. Morgan to keep on the right flank of the enemy, & Genl Scott who has a very respectable Body of Troops to hang on their rear & left flank.1 you yourself will give them all the annoyance you can on their left also. I am &c.


Df, in Richard Kidder Meade’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1See GW’s letters of this date to Col. Daniel Morgan and Brig. Gen. Charles Scott.

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