George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Stephen Moylan, 6 August 1779

To Colonel Stephen Moylan

West point Aug. 6: 1779

Dr Sir

I received Your favor of the 3d1—and am persuaded you had made a good disposition of the Troops under your command. I believe there has been no embarkation of the Enemy except for Marines—on board the Ships said to be gone in pursuit of our Armed Vessels on the expedition to penobscot.2 I am pleased with the stroke to Emericks Corps—and the more so from the line of conduct they pursue.3 I am Dr sir with great regd Yr Most &c.


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

1This letter has not been found.

2See the intelligence report of Maj. Samuel Hayes, quoted in GW to the Massachusetts Council, 4 Aug., n.1.

3For this engagement, see Robert Howe to GW, this date.

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