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To George Washington from Major General John Sullivan, 7 August 1779

From Major General John Sullivan

[Wyalusing, Pa., 7 Aug. 1779]

Extract of a letter from General Sullivan dated at Wyalusing 7th Augt 1779.

“In my last I gave your Excellency a particular and just Account of the state of my provisions,1 since which I have determined to keep open if possible the Channel of supplies, for my apprehensions of failure arise more from a probability of want, than from any possible resistance of the Enemy. Your Excellency will therefore rather I hope approve of than discountenance my exertions on this occasion.”

Copy (extract), probably enclosed in GW to Jeremiah Wadsworth, 15 Aug. 1779, CtHi: American Revolution. For indications of additional contents of this letter, see GW to George Clinton, 14 August.

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