George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major John Clark, Jr., 18 November 1777

To Major John Clark, Jr.

Head Quarters [Whitemarsh, Pa.] 18th Novemr 1777

Dear Sir

I am favd with yours of this date, and send you Fifty dollars for the purposes you mention.1 I beg I may have the most instant intelligence of any accounts that you may obtain, because I beleive that some move of consequence is in Agitation among the Enemy.

I shall for that reason be obliged to you for remaining a few days longer at your present station, as I can put more dependance upon having any accounts regularly & expeditiously forwarded by you than by any other in that quarter. I shall with pleasure give you that Character to Congress which I think your Services deserve and am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt2

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, in private hands. Tilghman signed a pass on the cover that reads: “Permit the Bearer to pass.”

2For GW’s recommendation of Clark to Congress, see GW to Henry Laurens, 2 Jan. 1778.

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