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From George Washington to William Livingston, 16 July 1779

To William Livingston

Head Qrs [New Windsor] July 16: 1779

Dr sir

I have the pleasure to transmit Your Excellency the inclosed Copy of a Letter from Brigadr Genl Wayne, which this moment came to hand.1 I congratulate you upon our success—and what makes it still more agreable, from the report of Capn Fishbourn who brought me Genl Wayne’s Letter, the post was gained with but very inconsiderable loss on our part. I have not yet obtained the particulars of the Affair.2 I have the Honor to be with great respect & esteem Yr Exy Most Obed.

Go: Washington

P.S. General Wayne received a slight wound with a Muskett Ball in his Head; but it did not prevent him from going on with the Troops.

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1GW is referring to Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne’s first letter to him of this date.

2Wayne’s light infantry successfully attacked Stony Point, N.Y., on the night of 15–16 July. For an overview of preparations, and the attack’s aftermath, see GW to Wayne, 1 July, n.2; see also Wayne to GW, 17 July, and GW to John Jay, 21 July.

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