George Washington Papers

To George Washington from George Clinton, 21 November 1778

From George Clinton

Pokeepsie [N.Y.] Novr 21. 1778

Dear Sir,

I have just recd a Letter from Genl Hand accompanying one to your Excellency and am happy to learn by the Accounts it contains that the situation of Affairs on the Western Frontier is not so bad as we had Reason to expect. The General requested me to write to your Excellency respecting the Disposition of the Troops in that Quarter but as my Brother’s Brigade is ordered there any thing I can say on the Subject is I presume become unnecessary.1 I am Dr Sir with the highest Respect & Esteem your most obedt servt

Geo: Clinton


1See Edward Hand to GW, 18 Nov.; Hand’s letter of the same date to Clinton is 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 , 4:297–99.

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