George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General James Clinton, 14 August 1776

To Brigadier General James Clinton

Head Quarters [New York] 14 August 1776. Forwards Clinton’s commission as brigadier general in the Continental army.1 “As the Post you are now at is an Object of great importance, & I am unacquainted with the Officers under you, must request you will remain there, till you hear farther from me.”

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, CSmH; LB, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The cover of the LS is addressed “to The Honble Brigadier General Jas Clinton At Fort Montgomery.”

1Congress made this appointment on 9 Aug. (see JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 5:641).

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