George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jeremiah Dummer Powell, 2 August 1778

To Jeremiah Dummer Powell

Head Qrs [White Plains] Augt 2d 1778


As General Glover’s brigade has been detached to Rhode Island—and is intended to form a part of the Troops—which are to operate in that Quarter, I take the liberty to request, that such of the recruits of your State as have not actually marched, may proceed and join him. This will not only place them in a way of rendering immediate service; but will prevent them the trouble of a long and fatiguing march at this season. Your recruits now here will join the Massachussets Brigades—which compose a part of this Army. I have the Honor to be with the greatest respect & esteem Sir Yr Most Obedt sert

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LS (photocopy), in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, M-Ar: Revolution Letters, 1778; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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