George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Clinton, 14 August 1779

To George Clinton

West point August 14: 1779

Dr Sir

On the 3d Instant I had the honor to write to Your Excellency and to transmit you a Copy of a Letter I had received from General Sullivan of the 30th of July with a Copy of One to your Brother the General—Also a Letter addressed to Yourself.1 As I have not had the pleasure to hear from Your Excellency since, I have been some what anxious lest my dispatches should have miscarried and which is the cause of my troubling you upon the present occasion. I receivd a Letter last night from Genl Sullivan dated the 7 at Wyalusing where he had arrived without any opposition, and by a Letter from Colo. Barber to Major Gibbs—he expected the Troops with Genl Sullivan would reach Tioga the 10th.2 I have the Honor to be with sincere respect & esteem Yr Excellencys Most Obedt st


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

1On the draft, the words “from Genl Sullivan” are crossed out at the end of this sentence.

2This letter has not been identified. Lt. Col. Francis Barber was serving as Maj. Gen. John Sullivan’s adjutant general on the expedition (see GW to Sullivan, 28 May).

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