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From George Washington to James Clinton, 18 May 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor 18th May 1781.

Dear Sir

I recd your favor of the 16th Just as I was setting out for Connecticut to meet the Count de Rochambeau. I am exceedingly sorry for the unfortunate accident at Fort Schuyler—that with the destruction of the Works by Rain seem to make it necessary to abandon that valuable post. I however leave the determination upon that point to the Governor and yourself, as I do every measure which the necessity of the moment may dictate. I hope at the intended interview with the French Commanders something definitive in regard to the Campaign will be settled—After that we shall know with certainty how to apply our force. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Sert

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