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From George Washington to Brigadier General John Glover, 18 July 1778

To Brigadier General John Glover

[Haverstraw, N.Y., 18 July 1778]


You are hereby directed to March the Brigade under your command to Fort Clinton on West Point,1 where you are to use every Exertion for carrying on & compleating the Works—upon your arrival you are to instruct the troops now there, immediately to proceed to the Army & Join their respective Corps therein. Given at Head Quarters Haverstraw July 18th 1778.


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

1GW was referring to the main bastion of the new defense works being erected at West Point, which was known as Fort Clinton before it was renamed Fort Arnold in May 1778.

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