George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel John Durkee, 14 November 1778

From Colonel John Durkee

Danbury [Conn.] Novembr 14th 1778


I have for some time past been overseeing the repairing of highways between this and Hartford by order of Genll Gates.

I was last evening at Norwalk but gain’d no inteligence of the Enemy more than what is Containd in Majr Grays letter which waits on your Excellency with this.1

I am at this place for the recovery of my wounds which are mostly heald, but have no use of my right hand2—I am your Excellcys most Obedient Humbl. Servt

John Durkee


2Durkee had been wounded in the hand at the Battle of Monmouth on 28 June.

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