George Washington to
Robert Morris, George Clymer, and George Walton1
Morristown [New Jersey] April 12, 1777. States objections to forming an army in Pennsylvania. Names Bristol as rendezvous. Orders Pennsylvania Militia to be kept at a distance from Continental troops until there is action. Again recommends removal of stores from Philadelphia.
LS, in writing of H, New-York Historical Society, New York City. Df, in writing of Tench Tilghman with minor changes by H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.
1. On December 21, 1776, Congress resolved that “Robert Morris, George Clymer, and George Walton, Esqrs be a committee of Congress, with powers to execute such continental business as may be proper and necessary to be done at Philadelphia” (JCC description begins Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774–1789 (Washington, 1904–1937). description ends , VI, 1032).