Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to Baron von Steuben, 8 February 1780

George Washington to Baron von Steuben

Morristown [New Jersey] February 8, 1780. Asks whether a defensive or offensive campaign should be planned. States that money and foreign aid are needed for a decisive offensive campaign. Believes that a defensive campaign therefore is necessary. Approves of von Steuben’s estimates of men and cavalry needed. Questions value of incorporating regiments for the sake of economy.

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

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