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From George Washington to Brigadier General William Smallwood, 12 February 1779

To Brigadier General William Smallwood

Head Quarters [Middlebrook] 12th Feby 1779.

sir

Upon considering the contents of your letter of yesterdays date—it appears to me proper that they shd be communicated to Baron de Kalb.1

I give you notice of this in compliance with your request that you may have an opportunity of transmitting him a Copy—I will only remark that there are some general Reflections at the close of the letter which were perhaps better omitted—if you agree with me you will send me a Copy without that addition.

I should be glad to have both done this day. I am &.

Df, in John Laurens’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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