To Brigadier General Daniel Roberdeau
Head Qrs N. York Augt 19th 1776
I Received your favor of this date and thank you for the Intelligence thereby communicated.
The Report propagated by the post Rider, is totally destitute of truth in every instance, & as It may have the fatal tendency you seem but too Justly to apprehend, I beg Sir, that you will take Such Steps to contradict & Suppress It, as you shall think most likely to effect It.1 I am &c.
LB, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. GW also refutes this false report in the General Orders for 20 August.