George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Benjamin Tallmadge, 4 April 1783

Head Quarters April 4th 1783


I have received your favor of the 31st Ulto—As yet no official information of a general Peace has yet arrived, I can undertake to make no definitive arrangements for taking possession of the City of New York—and can only say at present, that, for the reasons you suggest, I think there will be a propriety in your going early into Town whenever the communication shall be opened, whether with or without Your Detachment will depend upon circumstances, & may be a matter of future consideration—It will not however be amiss for the Troops to have their Cloathing & every Article belonging to them in the best possible Order. I am Sir &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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