George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Erskine, 7 August 1779

To Robert Erskine

West-point Augt 7th–79


Are the cross roads between the Sussex and Morris-town Roads Surveyed? If they are I wish to have them laid down on my pocket Map as soon as possible; if they are not, no time should be lost in the completion of this necessary Work.1

If you have any Assistant with you, unimployed, he may Survey the Road from Stamford to Hartford by the way of Norwalk Fairfield & New Haven. & come back the most direct Public Road from New haven to Bedford—I am Sir Yr Most obedt Servt

Go: Washington

ADfS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The Sussex road probably was the road from Sussex Court House, N.J., through Goshen and Chester, N.Y., to New Windsor, New York. The Morristown road probably was the road from Ringwood, N.J., to June’s tavern and New Windsor. The crossroads would be those situated west of the Morristown road in Orange County, New York.

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