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From George Washington to Major General Robert Howe, 24 September 1779

To Major General Robert Howe

Head Quarters West Point 24 Sepr 1779

Dear Sir

I have both your favs. of the 23d.1 By a deserter this day from Verplanks point I have recd pretty good information of the late movements upon that and Stoney point. He says they have sent down three Regiments and have upon that account contracted their Works.2

I have nothing to do with the Regulations in the Commissaries department. the Deputy attending your division must represent the particular situation of Colo. Armands Corps to His principal and take his order in the matter. I am &c.

Be pleased to forward the enclosed to Colo. Moylan & Majr Tallmadge.3

Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1These letters have not been found.

2For these British movements, see GW to John Jay, 25 Sept., n.11.

3See GW’s letters of this date to Col. Stephen Moylan and Maj. Benjamin Tallmadge.

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