George Washington Papers

From David Humphreys to Elias Dayton, 4 August 1782

Head Quarters Newburgh Augt 4th 1782


Before the departure of His Excellency the Commander in Chief for Philadelphia, he wrote a Letter to you, dated the 11th of July, of which he has received no acknowledgement, & therefore suspects it may have miscarried; the purport of it was, to relieve Capt. Dayton, to stop all Correspondence with Ward McMichael & every other person within the Enemy’s Lines, and to hold the Brigade in readyness for movement—These things, he desires may be immediately done, if they have not already been attended to, & that you will inform him whether the aforementioned Order has been received or not. I have the honor to be with perfect respect Your Most Obedt Servant

D. Humphrys

Aid de Camp

NN: U.S. Army Collection, 1775-1789.

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