George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Enoch Poor, 25 November 1777

From Brigadier General Enoch Poor

[Whitemarsh, Pa.] Novr 25th 1777


I am Sencuble that the Situation of our Country loudly Calls for the Exertions of this Army.

But fear an atact upon the lines Round the City of Philidelphia will be unsucesful therefore dont advize to it.

as I have Jest arived to Camp & not acquainted in the Country beg to be Excused from proposing a new Desposition of the Army. I am your Excellencys Most obediant Hue Servt

Enoch Poor B. Gl

ALS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

Poor’s opinion on these subjects had been requested by GW at the council of general officers held on the evening of 24 Nov. (see the source note to John Cadwalader’s Plan for Attacking Philadelphia, c.24 Nov.).

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