George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel John Bailey, 19 November 1777

To Colonel John Bailey

Head Quarters Whitemarsh [Pa.] 19th November 1777


I recd yours dated Hardwick the 16th.1 I have only to desire you to march forward with all expedition and join me at this place. If you have not left an Officer on whom you can depend to bring on the Men left at Goshen as soon as they are fit for Service I desire you will send such an one back for that purpose. I am &ca.

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

1At this point on the draft Tilghman wrote and then struck out the following text: “Instead of crossing the Delaware at Coryells or Howells ferry you are proceed down as far as Trenton and except you have.”

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