George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Thomas Clark, 16 March 1779

To Colonel Thomas Clark

Head Quarters Middle Brook 16 March 1779


Colo. Pattens Regt is to march to such a post in the Highlands as Genl Mcdougal shall appoint, be pleased therefore to dispatch an Officer of that Regt to him near Peekskill to take his orders. Upon the return of the Officer the Regiment is to march immediately to the place of its destination.1 I am Sir Yr most obt Servt.

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

1Col. John Patten commanded the 2d North Carolina Regiment. For Maj. Gen. Alexander McDougall’s need to replace troops in the Hudson Highlands whose time of service was set to expire on 1 April, see McDougall to GW, 4 March; see also GW to McDougall, 6 March and this date.

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