George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major Benjamin Tallmadge, 17 December 1778

To Major Benjamin Tallmadge

Head Quarters Middle Brook [N.J.]
17th Decemr 1778.

Dear Sir

I have your favr of the 11th inclosing a letter from C——. when I desired an interview with him I did not know his peculiar situation. I now see the danger that so long an absence would incur and I must leave it intirely to you to manage the correspondence in such a manner as will most probably ensure safety to him and answer the desired end. I am &ca.

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

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