George Washington Papers

From George Washington to James Clinton, 5 August 1781

Head Quarters near Dobbs Ferry Augt 5. 1781

Dear Sir

I am favored with your Letter of the 30th Ulto also with one from His Excellency Governor Clinton of the 1st Inst. representing the exposed situation of the frontier of this State. I have in consequence, thought it adviseable, that the remaining part of Cortlands Regt (except the Light Company) should continue at Albany untill further Orders—I have also prevailed on Major General Lincoln to set out to morrow Morning for Berkshire & Hampshire Counties to urge on the Levies with all possible expedition: from General Lincoln’s high reputation among those People, and indefatigable industry & zeal in the public service, I cannot but flatter myself this measure will be attended with success. I am Dear Sir With great regard Your Most Obedt Servant

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