George Washington Papers

From George Washington to George Clinton, 27 June 1779

To George Clinton

Head Quarters [New Windsor] June 27th 1779

Dr Sir

I have received your two favours of the 24th and 25th. I am sorry for the accident, that has befallen the Militia.

Some days since I directed General McDougall to send an hundred infantry to join Sheldon’s regiment of dragoons1—and Col. Moylan has also been directed to join him with his regiment of cavalry2—This corps I hope will be able to answer the purpose of countenancing the militia and assisting them to cover the Country.

I am happy in the promise of a visit with which Your Excellency obliges me. With the truest regard & esteem I have the honor to be Your most Obedt servt


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

1See the postscript to GW to Alexander McDougall, 19 June.

2For these formal orders, see GW to Stephen Moylan, 28 June.

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