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To George Washington from Benjamin Lincoln, 30 August 1781

Brunswic Landing 30 Augt 1781

My dear General

The troops arrived here about 2 oClock in the afternoon yesterday—I went towards evening to bound brook where I met Col. Lamb & every thing in order. As there are so many circumstances to be taken into consideration prior to a determination what number of waggons ought to proced Southward and as we cannot avail ourselves of all of those circumstances here, such as [the] probability of a full supply of vessells at the Head of Ellk—Horses in Pennsylvania & else where, independent of those with us, Colo. Pickering has just taken a resolution to wait on your Excellency this evening in Philadelphia to receive your Excelly further orders.

I expect we shall be on [our] ground about three this evening. I have the honor to be my Dr Genl with sincere regard your obt servant

B. Lincoln

P.S. I was honored with your Excelly favor of yesterdays date—the letter to Baskenridge goes off this morning by express the other which was inclosed I will deliver to day if I can see Mr De witt—I have heard nothing more from Sandy hook.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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