George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Nathaniel Wade, 25 September 1780

Head Quarters Robinson’s House Septr 25th 1780


General Arnold is gone to the Enemy. I have just now received a line from him, inclosing one to Mrs Arnold dated on board the Vulture. From this circumstance & Colo. Lamb’s being detached on some business, the command of the Garrison for the present devolves on you. I request you will be as vigilant as possible & as the Enemy may have it in contemplation to attempt some enterprise even to night against these posts, I wish you to make immediately after receipt of this, the best disposition you can of your force, so as to have a proportion of Men in each work on the West side of the River. You will see or hear from me further tomorrow. I am Sir Your Mo. Obet Servt

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