Alexander Hamilton Papers

General Washington to James Warren, 23 May 1777

General Washington to James Warren1

Morristown [New Jersey] May 23, 1777. Commends Massachusetts’ exertions, but states that still more effort is necessary. Lists reasons why the invasion of Massachusetts is unlikely. Discusses the necessity and advantages of a single, unified army as opposed to individual state forces. Entreats Massachusetts, therefore, not to raise local regiments. States that supernumerary regiments can remain in Massachusetts.

Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1Warren was president of Massachusetts.

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