To Major General Israel Putnam
Head Quarters [Middlebrook] 2d April 1779.
I am this moment favd with yours of the 30th March. My letters of the 27th ulto and 1st instant, to which I refer you, went fully into the subject of that which I have just recd and1 recommend the measures which I still think, all circumstances considered, ought to be pursued—The Messenger who brought your letter, having mentioned his orders to return to you as expeditiously as possible I have not given him the least detention. I am &.
Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. Tilghman docketed the draft manuscript in part: “By his Express.”
1. At this place on the draft manuscript, Tilghman wrote and then struck out the words “the designs of the Enemy.”