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From George Washington to Captain Henry Lee, Jr., 12 April 1778

To Captain Henry Lee, Jr.

Head Quarters Valley Forge 12th April 1778

Dear Sir

I do myself the pleasure to inclose you a letter from the president of Congress, advising you of the promotion of yourself, Lieut. Lindsay and Cornet Peyton,1 I shall be glad to see you as soon as possible, that we may fix upon the other Officers for your Corps, and devise ways and means of procuring the additional Men, Horses, Arms and Accoutrements If Capt: Lindsay has not rejoined you it would be well to inform him of his promotion, and desire him to come up. I am &c.

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

1The enclosed letter of 8 April from Henry Laurens to Lee has not been located, but see the letter-book copy in DNA:PCC, item 13.

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