George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General Robert Howe, 4 July 1777

To Brigadier General Robert Howe

Head Quarters Camp at Morris Town 4th July 1777.


I was favor’d with your letter accompanied by others to the States of Georgia and North Carolina, a few days since.1

When I wrote respecting an expedition against St Augustine,2 I meant it as recommendatory only, sensible, that you almost on the spot, or however well acquainted with the situation and every attendant circumstance, must be the proper judge; and assure you Sir that the reasons you urge against the expedition operate very forcibly with me, and must say meet with my intire approbation. I am &c.

Geo. W——n

Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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