George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Joseph Reed, 27 July 1780

Hd Qrs Prekeness July 27th 1780.

Dr Sir

I have no scruple of announcing to you, that New York is the object of my preparations; and, if the respective States do comply with the requisitions made on them there is a well grounded hope of putting a speedy & happy termination to the War.

Taking it for granted that the Militia of your State who were requested to rendezvous at Trenton by the 25th Inst. are there by this time I have to request the favor of you to order them to join the Army (under my immediate command) as soon as possible—Supposing they should not all have assembled, Those which shall cross the Delaware at or below Trenton, may proceed by the Route of Princeton,Brunswick, Springfield, & Acquinack. Those at & above Coryells ferry may come by the way of Morristown &ca to this place or wherever the Army may be at the time—to know which the Officer Commandg would do well to send on in time. I am &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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