George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Charles Scott, 2 September 1778

From Brigadier General Charles Scott

[near White Plains] Sept. 2d 1778


Having Considerd the several Matters Your Excellency Laid before the board of officers last evening. I am of opinion that No relief be Sent from this armey to Rhode Island unless Some farther Intelligence should Warrant it, which in all probability the Event of a few Days will determine I have no Idea of any Valuable purposes Being answer’d by even taking posession (If we could do so) of the enemys works at and about Kings Bridg. when they can when ever they please force us to leave them, I am therfore of oppinion that nothing aught to be attempted there I am Your Excellencys Obt Servt

Chs Scott

ALS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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