George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Horatio Gates, 28 June 1778

To Major General Horatio Gates

Head Quarters Middlesex County [N.J.] 28 June 1778.
6 O’clock A.M.


I received your favor of the 24th Instant, last night.

I wish the corps of foreigners you mention could be posted in a less exceptionable place. I leave it to you to take such measures as you may think most expedient in the present case.

In my letter of yesterday I pointed out the situation of the two armies. This morning at 4 O’clock the enemy began to move—we are following them fast—and mean to harrass them as much as possible. I am Sir your obt and very hble servt

Go: Washington

LS, in James McHenry’s writing, NHi: Gates Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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