George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major Henry Lee, Jr., 22 August 1779

To Major Henry Lee, Jr.

Head Quarters West-point 22d August 1779

Dr Sir

As Congress are yet uninformed of the enterprise against Powles Hook, and I am anxious to have them furnished with the particulars, I have to request your report without delay.1 I heart[i]ly congratulate you and wish you to give my thanks to the officers and troops who were concerned on this occasion. I am &


Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For Lee’s report, see Lee to GW, this date.

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