George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Johann Kalb, 27 September 1778

To Major General Johann Kalb

Head Quarters Fredericksburgh Sepr 27th 1778


I have directed General Putnam to send a Brigade on the West side the river to protect the Country from the light parties1 of the enemy, now in the Jerseys2—In order to replace this, You will detach a brigade of your division to Fish Kill town, where it will wait General Putnams orders to join him if it should be necessary. I am Sir Yr Most Obed. ser.

Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Hamilton inadvertently wrote “parteis” on the draft manuscript.

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