George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Clinton, 20 October 1778

To George Clinton

Head Quarters Fredericksbg 20th October 1778

Dear Sir

I have just recd the inclosed from Albany. It serves to shew the hostile intentions of the Indian Enemy, and consequently the necessity of counteracting them as vigorously as possible.1 I am with great Esteem Your Excellency’s most obt Servt

Go: Washington

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

1GW enclosed the letter from Indian agent James Deane to Maj. Gen. Philip Schuyler of 10 Oct. that Stark had enclosed in his letter to GW of 16 Oct. (see note 1 to that document; see also George Clinton to GW, 21 Oct., and Clinton to Col. John Cantine, 21 Oct., in Hastings and Holden, Clinton Papers description begins Hugh Hastings and J. A. Holden, eds. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777–1795, 1801–1804. 10 vols. 1899–1914. Reprint. New York, 1973. description ends , 4:181–82).

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