George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Israel Putnam, 13 December 1778

To Major General Israel Putnam

Head Quarters Middle Brook [N.J.] 13th Decr 1778

Dear Sir

The Board of War have requested that Israel Dodge of Colo. Durkees Regiment may be sent to Philada from whence he is to go to Fort Pitt to his Brother who is employed in Indian Affairs. Be pleased therefore to have him paid up and give him a pass to Philada with directions to apply to the Board of War, upon his arrival there, for further orders.1 I am &ca.

P.S. I have recd yours of the 4th with Maj: Gray’s intelligence.2

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

1Israel Dodge, brother of John Dodge, enlisted as a private in the 4th Connecticut Regiment in August 1777 and served at least until 1781.

2This letter has not been found.

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