George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel William Malcom, 7 September 1778

To Colonel William Malcom

[White Plains, 7 September 1778]1


Brigadier General Du Portail Chief Engineer is by my orders on a visit to the posts in the Highlands, to examine into the state of the fortifications carrying on there. It is my wish that Col: Koshiosko may comminicate every thing to this Gentleman, who is at the Head of the department, which he may find requisite for the purpose he is sent upon. I am persuaded you will show him every proper attention. I am Sir Yr Most Obedt ser.

Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The date is based on the Varick docket, which is consistent with Malcom’s letter to GW of 10 September.

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