George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General John Glover, 23 July 1778

To Brigadier General John Glover

Head Quarters White plains 23d July 1778


Upon Colo. Malcoms arrival at West Point, you are to join your Brigade, now upon its march to Providence. As the Colo. Commandant has his orders you need not come down here, but go directly across the Country. There is the greatest necessity for the Speedy arrival of these Troops at Providince and therefore, if you find your Baggage any incumbrance, leave it to come on under a small Guard of Men who may perhaps be fatigued by the march. I am Sir Yr most obt Servt

Go: Washington

LS (photocopy), in Tench Tilghman’s writing, CSmH; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Glover received this letter on 25 July (see Glover to Horatio Gates, that date, NHI: Gates Papers).

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