George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General James Clinton, 24 May 1779

To Brigadier General James Clinton

Head Quarters Middle Brook May the 24: 1779


You will be pleased to consider yourself under the command of Major General Sullivan—and to follow such Orders as you may receive from him respecting the conduct and operations of the Troops under your command. I have the Honor to be Sir Yr Most Obedt servant

Go: Washington

P.S. The Corps which you are to consider as under your command, when ordered to march by General Sullivan are—Gansevoorts—Dubois’s—late Livingston’s—Aldens—Butler’s—and the Rifle Corps.

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, in private hands; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Harrison wrote at the bottom of the draft: “Original transmitted to Genl Sullivan open—the 24 May also a Copy to Genl Clinton himself.”

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