George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General Nathanael Greene, 30 July 1776

From Brigadier General Nathanael Greene

Camp on Long Island July 30 1776


Colo. Hands Reports two Ships that came in late last Evening at the Hook. nothing material has occurd in this Camp since yesterday. I have the honnor to be your Excellencys most Obedient Servant

nathanael Greene

ALS, DLC:GW. Greene apparently changed the day of the month in the dateline from “31” to “30” by writing a zero over the “1.” Samuel Blachley Webb docketed the letter “Genl Greens Report Long-Island. 31st July 1776.” However, the number of recently arrived vessels at Sandy Hook that GW reports in his letter to Hancock of 30 July seems to be based on this letter and Greene’s letter to GW of 29 July, indicating that Greene wrote this letter on 30 July. See GW to Hancock, 30 July, n.4.

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