George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Captain Allen McLane, 28 November 1777

To Captain Allen McLane

Head Quarters [Whitemarsh, Pa.] 28th Novemr 1777


I have certain information that Lord Cornwallis returned from Jersey Yesterday, and ’tis said they intend an Attack upon this Army with their joint force before Genl Green can rejoin us.1 I therefore depend upon your keeping a very good look out upon their line, and gaining every intelligence from people coming out of Town, that I may have the earliest Notice of their Movements or Intentions. I am Sir Yr most obt Servt

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LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, NHi: McLane Papers. The address on the cover of the LS reads: “For Capt. McLean or next in command near Rising Sun.”

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