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From George Washington to Colonel James Clinton, 23 June 1776

To Colonel James Clinton

Head-Quarters N. York June 23d 1776


Yours of the 20th & 22d Inst. are both safe to hand, the person you was to seize by warrant, you are Immediately to send with the papers on to this place in charge of an Officer you can confide in, in this no time is to be lost, It is out of my power to assist you in procureing Arms, must therefore urge you to make application to the Convention Committees &c. who I hope will supply you, your letter of the 20th I shall answer the first Opportunity1—am in haste. sir Your Most Humble Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Samuel Blachley Webb’s writing, MiU-C: Schoff Collection; LB, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For GW’s reply, see his letter to Clinton of 25 June.

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