George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Elias Dayton, 19 August 1781

Head Quarters 19th Augt 1781.


You will march immediately with the Jersey Line and Hazens Regt to the Heights between Chatham and Springfeild—You will take the most eligible position and encamp there.

You will give Colo. Seely orders to remain at Dobbs’s Ferry untill Wednesday when he is to march and join you. You will order him, in a very particular manner, to keep scouts and Patroles towards Bergen, and to take every precaution agt a surprise.

There will be a French Bakery established at Chatham. You are to furnish a small Guard for it, and give them any assistance they want. I am Sir Yr most obt Servt

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