George Washington to
Brigadier General Thomas Nelson, Junior
Wilmington [Delaware] September 2, 1777. Discusses danger of stationing large forces at Yorktown and Hampton. States that plan to stop shipping on rivers is not effective. Recommends use of light companies. Describes position of enemy. Sends information concerning battle of Oriskany and retreat from Fort Schuyler.
Df, in writings of Robert Hanson Harrison and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.