George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Philip Van Cortlandt, 28 August 1781

Head Quarters Chatham Augst 28th 1781


As the Army will march tomorrow Morning before you will probably have arrived, you will be pleased when you reach Col. Cook’s to make yourself acquainted with the best Road leading above the Mountains towards Trenton, this you will pursue at least to Bound Brook, & from thence will continue the most direct Route to Trenton, with your Regiment & all the Stores & other articles which have been committed to your charge. You will keep your destination a perfect secret for one or two days at least. I am Sir.

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