George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Levi Wells, 2 August 1780

Peeks kill 2d Augt 1780.


I wrote to you yesterday desiring you to march with the Regiments under your command and join the Army in the neighbourhood of the White plains. some movements of the enemy since will retard ours, and we shall not be down so soon as I expected. You will therefore be pleased to halt till further orders-- holding your Men ready to march at a Moments warning. You will divest yourselves of all heavy and supernumerary Baggage and when you do come--let it be as light as possible. I am, &c.

P.S. You will be pleased to give me advices of any thing material passing upon the Sound.

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