George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Benjamin Tallmadge, 28 November 1780

Morris Town 28 Novr 1780

Dear Sir;

Both your letters of the 25th came to my hands this day. I received with much pleasure the report of your successful enterprise upon Fort St George and the Vessel with Stores in the Harbour—and was particularly well pleased with the destruction of the Hay; which must, I should conceive, be severely felt by the Enemy at this time.

I beg of you to accept my thanks for your judicious planning, and spirited execution of this business—and that you will offer them to the Officers and Men who shared the honors of the enterprize with you.The gallant behaviour of Mr Muirson gives him a fair claim to an appointment in the Second Regimt of Dragoons, or any other of the State to which he belongs, where there is a vacancy, and I have no doubt of his meeting with it accordingly if you will make known his merit with these Sentiments in his favor.

You have my free consent to reward your gallant party with the little booty they were able to bring from the Enemy’s Works. With much esteem and regard I am—Dr Sir Yr most Obedt Servt

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