George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Israel Shreve, 11 December 1780

Jersey-Camp, Pompton 11th Decr 1780.

I was honored with Your Excellency’s favor of the 7th instant, on the morning of the 9th following; accompanied by your instructions of a former date.

I immediately marched the Brigade to this place, where we are industriously employed in building our huts.

Our situation is about a mile from the entrance of the Clove mentioned in Your Excellency’s orders; on a bye road, leading from the Ringwood-road to Bloomingdale; & very convenient for wood & water.

Enclosed is also a letter of intelligence, from a person employed for that purpose. I have the honor to be Your Excellency’s Mos. Obdt Servt

I. Shreve Col. Comt

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