George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Alexander McDougall, 15 June 1780

Head Quarters Springfield 15th June 1780

Dear Sir

You will have heard of the enemy’s incursion into the Jersies. They still remain at Elizabeth Town point; all appearances announce a serious design. My apprehensions are up for Westpoint—Clinton is every moment expected, and may push up the North River. I shall be happy to have the Aid of your abilities at the post, and am to desire you will immediately on receipt of this repair thither. The Garrison consists of five Brigades which will afford you a command. I have directed General Howe without loss of time to collect his force and keep himself compact. I am with great Regard Dear Sir Yr most obt Set

Go: Washington


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