George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General Charles Scott, 26 September 1778

To Brigadier General Charles Scott

Head Quarters Fredericksburg 26th Sepr 1778

Dear Sir

I have yours of Yesterday. There are three facts contained in it which I would wish you to ascertain if possible. The embarkation of the Troops, their number and destination. The embarkation of the Cavalry, and whether there was a meeting of the Refugees and what was the Business proposed to them. From the correspondence which you say you have now established I hope for information that will unfold the real designs of the Enemy. I am &ca.

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

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