To Colonel Thomas Clark
Head Quarters West-point 3d Octr 1779
I have received intelligence from Congress which makes it unnecessary for you to proced further on your route to Carolina1—you will therefore on receipt of this letter—rejoin the main army by easy marches.2 I am Sir your most obt servt.
Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. For the intelligence from Congress informing GW that French vice admiral d’Estaing was on the American coast to cooperate in joint operations with the Continental army, see John Jay to GW, 26 September. For GW’s orders to Clark to march the North Carolina brigade to South Carolina, see GW to Clark, 1 Oct.; see also GW to Clark, 29 September.