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George Washington to John Hancock, 28 August 1777

George Washington to John Hancock

Wilmington [Delaware] August 28, 1777. Recommends Count Casimir Pulaski1 to command cavalry.

LS, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Pulaski was a Polish officer recommended to Washington by Benjamin Franklin and Arthur Lee. He later commanded an independent corps of cavalry known as Pulaski’s Legion.

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