George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Elias Dayton, 25 May 1782

Hd Qr. 25 May 1782


After maturely considering the Circumstances that attend the communication with Mr [          ] & the little advantages that have originated from it I am Induced to belive that he is acting a double Part for private & self interestd Purposes, if nothing more in View by it and that he is conducting it in such a manner as to render it almost impossible for you to detect him, this with other particular Reasons induces me to think it most advisable to bring his affairs to a Crisis by availing myself of his offers and the advantages that present themselves for the purpose.

Colo. Ogden has forwarded to me a Plan to accomplish the matter referr’d to which has met with my approbation & he has recd my order to carry it into execution—you will therefore please to permit him to march his Regt from your Camp at such Time & in such Manner as may appear to him most proper & that you will afford him every other assistance that may be in your power & consistant with the good of the service. I am &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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