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To George Washington from Henry Lee, 22 August 1780

Camp 22d August 80

Sir

My Corps reached Slotterdam yesterday evening, where they halt this day.

In the mean time I have hurried to Camp to receive your Excellencys orders for the disposal of them, on their arrival here.

I gave orders to Gen.. Rudulph to deliver Mr Andersons horse to him. The horse is gelded & Mr Anderson refuses him.

When I left Monmouth I directed Capt. Rudulph to be under the guidance of Gen. Furman, in conformity to whose advice, every hoof seized, has been seized.

I am fully persuaded from Capt. Rudulphs natural equity & moderation of temper that he has committed no act but can be justified by his orders, & by Gen. Furmans council.

It is very common to hear of horses being conveyed from among the disaffected in upper freehold to the hook, & Capt. Rudulph assure me this horse was the property of two persons connected with the enemy Relationship & the ties of acquaintance will often introduce Whigs [pleaders] for our internal enemy.

This probably is the case now. I have the honor to be, Sir most respectfully your Excellys very hum. sert

Henry Lee Junr

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