George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Benedict Arnold, 26 April 1779

To Major General Benedict Arnold

Head Qrs—Middlebrook 26 April 1779

D. Sir

I find myself under a necessity of postponing your trial to a later period, than that for which I notified your attendance1—I send you this information in a hurry lest you should set out before it might arrive if delayed to an hour of more leisure—In a future letter I shall communicate my reasons and inform you of the time which shall be finally appoin⟨ted⟩.2 I am Dr Sir Your most Obed. ser⟨vt⟩.

Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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