George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Clinton, 25 June 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor June 25th 1781.


As an attempt is determined on to reduce New York to our power. I am under the Necessity of calling on your State for an aid of Militia, especially as I cannot dispense with recalling the regular Troops now on the Frontiers, wishing to ease a State so harrassed as yours has been, as much as possible, consistent with the Importance of the intended Operation, I can only request Eight hundred Men.

But as- on some critical Emergency, I may be driven to intreat a farther aid, permit me to recommend It to Your Excellency to request of your Legislature to invest You with adequate Powers for the Purpose, Should You not already have them. I am with great Regard & Esteem Your Excellency’s Most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington


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