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From George Washington to Colonel Elisha Sheldon, 29 May 1778

To Colonel Elisha Sheldon

Head Quarters Valley Forge 29th May 1778


An extent of Country between Gen. Gates and the enemy make it necessary to employ horse in that quarter. I therefore desire you may proceed immediately to the North River and put yourself under the command of Genl Gates with all of your cavalry that are in a condition to march. With such as remain you will leave proper officers. I am &c.

Go: W.

Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW.

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