George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Moses Hazen, 3 October 1779

To Colonel Moses Hazen

Head Quarters West Point 3d October 1779


I have to request that you will immediately upon the Receipt hereof march as expeditiously as possible with your Regiment, by the way of Litchfeild, and join the division under the command of Major General Howe.1 He is at present at Bedford and will be found there or in that neighbourhood. You had better send an Officer forward when you come near that place, who may enquire and inform you with certainty where the division lies. I am Sir Yr most obt Servt.

Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

On this date GW wrote to Nehemiah Hubbard from headquarters at West Point: “I expect that Colo. Hazen will be at or near Hartford on his march to join this Army. You will be pleased to forward this to him wherever he may be. As it is of consequence I am to request that you will lose no time in giving it a conveyance to Colo. Hazen” (Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW).

1For GW’s previous orders to Hazen to march his 2d Canadian Regiment from Coos, Vt., to join the main army, see GW to Hazen, 28 Aug.; see also GW to Hazen, 17 September.

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