George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Hancock, 19 September 1776

To John Hancock

Head Qrs at Colo. Roger Morris’s House
Septr 19th 1776


Since I had the honor of addressing you Yesterday, Nothing material has occurred, However It is probable in a little time, the Enemy will attempt to force us from hence, as we are informed they are bringing many of their Heavy Cannon towards the Heights and the Works we have thrown up. they have also Eight or Nine Ships of War in the North River, which It is said, are to Canonade our right Flank when they open their Batteries against our Front. Every disposition is making on our part for defence, and Congress may be assured that I shall do every thing in my power1 to maintain the post so long as It shall appear practicable and conductive to the General good. I have the Honor to be Sir Your Most Obedt Sert

Go: Washington

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DNA:PCC, item 152; LB, DLC:GW; copy, DNA:PCC, item 169; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The LB reads “all in my power.”

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