To Brigadier General Anthony Wayne1
[Tappan, New York] September 28, 1780
The General desires you on receipt of this to send a party of fifty men to proceed ten miles down the River road beyond the ferry to give security to the guards who are conducting the prisoners to Head Quarters2 on an upper route.3
ALS, sold at Parke-Bernet Galleries, November 16–17, 1938, Lot 94; ALS (photostat), in the handwriting of H, George Washington Collection, "Facsimiles and Transcripts," MS Division, New York Public Library.
1. When this letter was written, Wayne was in the vicinity of Haverstraw, New York.
2. This refers to the transfer of Major John André and Joshua Hett Smith from Robinson’s House to Tappan, New York, where André was tried and executed.
3. Text taken from the catalogue of Parke-Bernet Galleries.