George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Walton White, 6 December 1778

To Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Walton White

Paramus [N.J.] 6th Decemr 1778.


I have just recd intelligence that the enemy have gone down the River again. You may therefore proceed with the Regiment to the place of destination for the Winter. I am Sir Your most obt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, PWacD: Sol Feinstone Collection, on deposit at PPAmP.

A draft of another letter from GW to White, in James McHenry’s writing and dated 7 Dec., reads: “As the enemies shipping have returned, you will be pleased immediately upon receipt of this to proceed with the Regiment to Lancaster, where you are to fix your winter quarters—and be regulated by the written instructions addressed to Colonel Moylan” (DLC:GW).

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