George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Armand, 2 September 1777

To Colonel Armand

Head Quarters Wilmington [Del.] 2d Sept. 1777.


I have a complaint lodged against your Corps by a number of the reputable Inhabitants in the Neighbourhood of Elk.1

As I find that your men cannot be restrained from committing Violences while in the Country, I desire you will immediately march them up to this Town. I am Sir Your hble Servt.

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

1This remonstrance, which has not been identified, apparently was enclosed in one of Col. William Maxwell’s missing letters to GW of this date (see GW’s first letter to Maxwell, this date).

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