George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Colonel Oliver Spencer, 14 May 1779

From Colonel Oliver Spencer

Brinkers Mills1 [Pa.] May 14th 1779


agreable to the orders of General Hand I Send Serjt DeLong Who has been into the Indian Country, for your Excellency’s to Examine.2

we are now entered on the repairs of the road, to Wyoming but are exceedingly put to it, for tools, as axes are almost the only tools we are posses’d of; I Expect to meet Col. Courtlandt tomorrow at Pokono, and am in hopes to make good head way through, nothing Shall be wanting on the part of the Troops under me, that I can possible help or is reasonable to Expect. Im your Excellency’s Most Obedt & Hble Servt

Oliver Spencer


1Brinker’s Mills was the location of a magazine and storehouse on the road from Easton, Pa., to the Wyoming Valley, about nine miles south-southeast of Pocono Point, Pa., on the north side of the Blue Mountains. Pocono Point, at the foot of Pocono Mountain, was about fifteen miles northwest of Stroudsburg, Pa.

2For Brig. Gen. Edward Hand’s retention of Sgt. John DeLong’s services, see GW to Hand, 28 Feb., n.2.

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