George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Israel Putnam, 19 November 1778

From Major General Israel Putnam

Hartford [Conn.] West Division
Novr 19th 1778

<Dea>r Genl

Your Letter of the 17th inst. has just come to hand—I fear I shall not be able to march untill the day after tomorrow, as some of the Waggons are out of Repair, and the Ar[t]ificers of this Division were all left at the Bridge over the Housatonoc1—However if possible shall march tomorrow—Genl Poor, acording to Orders, marches immediately, to take Charge of the Convention Troops—Their third Division was Yesterday at Simsbury—The other Divisions passed two or three days before. I am Dear Genl with Respect Your Most Obedt Humble Servt

Israel Putnam


1For this bridge, see Horatio Gates to GW, 23 Sept., n.4.

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