George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, 19 July 1779

To Brigadier General Anthony Wayne

Head Qrs July the 19: 1779

Dear Sir

I request that you will transmit me as soon as possible—Returns of our killed and wounded in the attack on the night of the 15—also of the Enemys loss in killed—wounded & prisoners. Congress will be impatient to receive the particulars.1 I am Dr Sir with great regard Yr Most Obedt sert

Go: Washington

P.S. It will be necessary for you to transmit a formal report of your proceedings from the time of your march till the reduction of the Garrison—with the Returns.2

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, PHi: Wayne Papers.

1Wayne’s light infantry successfully attacked Stony Point, N.Y., on the night of 15–16 July. For an overview of preparations, and the attack’s aftermath, see GW to Wayne, 1 July, n.2; see also GW to John Jay, 21 July.

2GW apparently is asking for information that Wayne supplied in his letter to him of 17 July.

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