To George Clinton
West point August 14: 1779
On the 3d Instant I had the honor to write to Your Excellency and to transmit you a Copy of a Letter I had received from General Sullivan of the 30th of July with a Copy of One to your Brother the General—Also a Letter addressed to Yourself.1 As I have not had the pleasure to hear from Your Excellency since, I have been some what anxious lest my dispatches should have miscarried and which is the cause of my troubling you upon the present occasion. I receivd a Letter last night from Genl Sullivan dated the 7 at Wyalusing where he had arrived without any opposition, and by a Letter from Colo. Barber to Major Gibbs—he expected the Troops with Genl Sullivan would reach Tioga the 10th.2 I have the Honor to be with sincere respect & esteem Yr Excellencys Most Obedt st
Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. On the draft, the words “from Genl Sullivan” are crossed out at the end of this sentence.