George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Livingston, 23 November 1776

To William Livingston

⟨He⟩ad Quarters Newark 23d Novr 1776.


⟨The⟩ Critical Situation of our Affairs ⟨and the move⟩ments of the Enemy make some ⟨further & im⟩mediate Exertions absolutely ⟨necessary—In⟩ order that you may have the ⟨fullest Repre⟩sentation and form a perfect ⟨Idea of what is⟩ now necessary, I have desired ⟨Colo. Reed to w⟩ait on You, and must refer ⟨You to him for⟩ Particulars. I am with great Respect & Regard Sir Your Most Obedt & Very Humbl. Servt

Go: Washington

LS (mutilated), in Samuel Blachley Webb’s writing, MHi: Livingston Papers; copy, in Webb’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The left part of the LS is missing from manuscript. The text in that section is supplied within angle brackets from the copy in DLC:GW.

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