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From George Washington to Major General Stirling, 27 June 1778

To Major General Stirling

English Town [N.J.] 27th June 1778

My Lord

Altho Col. Meade has already signified to you my desire that our present Camp should be minutely reconnoitred—it is a matter of such serious importance that I cannot forbear repeating to you my wish that yourself aided by General du Portail and some other officers would critically examine the position, all it’s avenues, and the adjacent ground—that in case we should have occasion to make use of it, we may be prepared to avail ourselves of its advantages, and apply the best possible remedy to its defects. I am with great regard Your Lordships most obedt Servt

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⟨You will na⟩turally determine the proper places for pickets.

LS, in John Laurens’s writing, CU.

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