George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General Daniel Roberdeau, 19 August 1776

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.

1GW also refutes this false report in the General Orders for 20 August.

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