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From George Washington to Brigadier General John Sullivan, 1 April 1776

To Brigadier General John Sullivan

Cambridge 1. Apl 1776

inclosd you have Copy of a Letter I recd from Governor Cooke to the Contents of which I reffer you;1 General Green will march with his Brigade this day for Providence; & if I find that the Enemy are at Rhode Island I will Soon join him—Governor Cooke will forward this to you, & will inform you whether this alarm is well founded or not; if it is, you must repair to Providence with the troops under your Comand; if it is not, you will proceed on your march to N. york.2

LB, in Stephen Moylan’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The following postscript is struck out in the letter-book copy: “P.S. as I se[n]d this by express immediatly to you, I think it best that you move directly for Providence on receipt, Governor Cooke will advise you further & you will be governd by his information whether to Continue your march to Providence or return to the Rout you Left.”

2This letter was enclosed in GW’s letter to Cooke of this date. For a discussion of Sullivan’s actions, see note 2 to that letter.

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