George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Philemon Dickinson, 23 January 1781

New Windsor Jany 23d 1781

Dr Sir

Not knowing whether the Assembly of New Jersey is yet sitting at Trenton—or whether the Govr is at that place I take the Liberty of putting the inclos’d (under a flying Seal) to you[r] care by an Express going from Govr Clinton to Congress.

If the Govr Should be present, you will be so good as to concert such measures with him as shall be conceived most effectual to answer the objects of my letter to him—[and] if absent, to take such steps as your own powers and the Exigency of the case requires. I am Dr Sir with much esteem and regard—Yr Obedt & Affecte Hble Servt

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