George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Livingston, 16 November 1777

To William Livingston

Head Quarters Whitemarsh [Pa.] 16th Novemr 1777


I am honored with yours of the 11th—I am sorry tha[t]1 any of Genl Dickinson’s plans should prevent him from taking the command at Red Bank, as I fear the presence of an Officer of Spirit is wanted among the Militia in that quarter.

The Enemy made a vigorous attack upon Fort Mifflin yesterday, from their Ships and floating Batteries, but I do not yet certainly know the issue.2 I have the honor to be with great respect Yr Excellency’s most obt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, MHi: Livingston Papers.

1Tilghman wrote “than” on the manuscript.

2For the British attack on Fort Mifflin and its subsequent evacuation, see also GW to Henry Laurens, 17 November.

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