Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to Joseph Reed, 4 July 1780

George Washington to Joseph Reed

Bergen County [New Jersey] July 4, 1780. States that “legislature of Pennsylvania has vested you, in case of necessity with a power of declaring Martial law throughout the state, to enable you to take such measures as the exigency may demand.” Urges Reed to use this power to complete Continental battalions.

Df, in writings of George Washington and H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

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