George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Israel Putnam, 2 April 1779

To Major General Israel Putnam

Head Quarters [Middlebrook] 2d April 1779.

Dear Sir

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.”

1At this place on the draft manuscript, Tilghman wrote and then struck out the words “the designs of the Enemy.”

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