To Brigadier General Peter Muhlenberg
Camp Fredericksburg [N.Y.] November 20th 1778
You will1 have every thing in readiness and as soon as you hear that two divisions of the Convention troops have crossed at Fishkill you will begin your march by the above Route.2 You will either send your sick to Fishkill or lodge them at Robertsons House as the Surgeons shall advise.3
On your arrival at Middle brook you will be shewn the Ground alloted for your Troops to hut on. I am Sir Your most Obedt servt.
Df, partially in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. Tilghman wrote the remainder of this paragraph in place of the following original text: “begin your march as soon as you can get the Troops in readiness, sending your sick to Fish-kill or lodging them at Robertson’s house.”
2. The following route of march prefaced this letter: “The two Virginia Brigades under Command of Brigadier General Muhlenberg, are to march by the following Route.
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