George Washington Papers

From George Washington to the Commanding Officer in Philadelphia, 24 January 1777

To the Commanding Officer in Philadelphia

Head Qurs Morris Town Jay 24th 1777.


My situation will not admit of the smallest delay in dispatching & forwarding to this place all the Troops in Philada. Let the utmost expedition be used in fitting them out as fast as they arrive, & no time be lost in sending them on under proper Officers. I am Yr most Obedient Humble Ser.

Go: Washington

LS, in George Johnston’s writing, NHi: Gates Papers. Maj. Gen. Horatio Gates apparently received this letter as the senior officer in Philadelphia.

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