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From George Washington to Major General Israel Putnam, 26 January 1780

To Major General Israel Putnam

Head qrs Morris Town January 26th 1780

Dr sir

On the 20th I received Your Letter of the 4th and was exceedingly sorry to find that you had been so severely attacked by a fit of the palsy. You have my sincerest wishes for your recovery—and I shall be happy if your next accounts announce this—or at least that there are good grounds to hope for it.1 I am Dr sir with great regard & esteem Yr Most Obedt servant

Go: Washington

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Putnam’s son and aide-de-camp, Maj. Daniel Putnam, replied on 7 March.

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