George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Stephen Moylan, 24 July 1779

To Colonel Stephen Moylan

Head Quarters [West Point] July 24th 1779


Your favor of the 21st came to hand yesterday—You have my thanks for the intelligence it contained.

You will receive orders from Genl Heath to join Genl Glover at Ridgefield under whose command you will be for the present1—I have only to request your utmost exertions to render the Cavalry as serviceable as possible. I am &c.


Df, in Richard Kidder Meade’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1Maj. Gen. William Heath’s orders to Moylan have not been identified but were acknowledged in Moylan’s reply to Heath of 25 July, written at Ridgefield, Conn., reading in part: “I received your Letter of yesterday with one inclosed from his Excellency—the Horse are Collected, and I will Comply with any Commands which General Glover may honor me with” (MHi: Heath Papers).

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