George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General William Heath, 30 June 1779

To Major General William Heath

Head Quarters New Windsor June 30th 1779

Dr Sir,

I wrote you this morning by General Woodford—I am glad to find the ideas of your letter correspond with mine1—You will act accordingly—It is the more necessary to proceed with caution as I have just received advice from General Gates, that a considerable detachment sailed from Rhode Island the 25th instant, steering a Western course2—This seems to indicate some serious design this way. I am Sir Your most Obed. humble servant

Go: Washington

LS, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, MHi: Heath Papers; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW signed the cover of the LS.

1GW is referring to Heath’s letter to him of this date.

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