George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heath, 6 November 1780

Head Quarters Prackness Novr 6th 1780.

Dear Sir

By advices just received from Governor Clinton and General Schuyler it appears that the enemy are in very considerable force upon the Lake, and seem to threaten the distruction of the Northern Frontier. You will therefore be pleased immediately to detach the remainder of the New York Brigade, or as great a part as you can conveniently spare to Albany with direction to the eldest Officer to take his orders there from Brigr Genl Clinton. I am Dear Sir Your most Obedt servt

Go: Washington

P.S. Should you receive any Certain intelligence from the Govr, Genl Clinton, or Genl Schuyler that the enemy have gone off you need not send up the Troops.

Go: W

MHi: Heath Papers.

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