George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Frédéric, baron de Kalb, 4 April 1780

Head Quarters Morris Town 4th April 1780.

Dear Sir

I have, in consequence of the opinion of the last Council of War, left it with Congress finally to determine upon the march of the Maryland division to the Southward—That no time may be lost in the transportation of the troops, should Congress agree in sentiment with the Council, I am to desire you to proceed immediately to Philada, and if you find, upon your arrival there, that the troops are to move, concert with the Board of War, the Commissary and Quarter Master General the necessary arrangements for their provision and accommodation—But should it be determined that the march of the Body of Men alluded to is, at this time, either inexpedient or unnecessary, you will be pleased, after compleating your private Business, to return to your command in the Army—If you proceed to the southward, I wish you a safe and expeditious march and every success that you can posibly desire as I am with very great Respect and Esteem Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt

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