George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Jeremiah Powell, 7 September 1779

To Jeremiah Powell

Head Quarters West Point 7th Sepr 1779


I have been honored with yours of the 31st ulto with a packet for His Excellency the president of Congress, which I have forwarded by Express.1

I return you my thanks for your congratulations upon our late successes and have the Honor to be With the greatest Respect Sir Your most obt Servt

Go: Washington

P.S. I have just recd a letter from Genl Sullivan of the 30th Augt. on the preceding day he met the collected force of Indians and Tories at a place called the New town. They were advantageously posted and strongly entrenched. Their lines were forced, and they fled with precipitation leaving 11 Warriors dead, all their Baggage, packs Blankets and a number of Arms. Our loss 3 killed. 39 Wounded.

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, in private hands. There are photostats of the LS at ViMtvL and M-Ar, the latter having a photostat of the cover which GW signed. An endorsement written below the postscript in a different hand indicates that the Massachusetts council read this letter on 16 September.

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