Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to Henry Laurens, 16 March 1778

George Washington to Henry Laurens1

Valley Forge, March 16, 1778. States that command of Forts Montgomery and Clinton should be placed under general command of the Highlands. Has appointed Major General Alexander McDougall to that general command. Sees no prospect of carrying out intended expedition against Canada.

LS, in writing of H, Papers of the Continental Congress, National Archives.

1Laurens had succeeded John Hancock as President of Congress.

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