George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Jay, 16 July 1779

To John Jay

Head qrs New Windsor
July 16th 1779 ½ after 9 O’C. A.M.


I have the pleasure to transmit Your Excy the inclosed Copy of a Letter from Brigadier Genl Wayne, which this moment came to hand.1 I congratulate Congress upon our success—and what makes it still more agreable—from the report of Captain Fishbourn who brought me Genl Wayne’s Letter, the post was gained with but very inconsiderable loss on our part. As soon as I receive a particular account of the affair, I shall transmit it.2 I have the Honor to be with great respect & esteem Yr Excellencys Most Obedt st

Go: Washington

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The enclosure surely was a copy of Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne’s first letter to GW of this date.

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