George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Philemon Dickinson, 21 June 1778

To Major General Philemon Dickinson

21st June 1778 6’ O’clock A.M.

Dear sir

I just now received your letter dated 10’ oclock yesterday night for which I thank you—The one you sent off a few hours before is not yet come to hand.1 This morning the main army would have been in motion by four o’clock had it not been for the rain. however as there is a prospect of the bad weather giving way, we shall be under march in a few hours. I am sir &c.

Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Dickinson’s first letter to GW of 20 June was written at “7,OClock P.M.” The second letter, presumably the one of “10’ oclock” to which GW is referring here, has no time or dateline and may have been dated on its envelope or cover.

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