George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel David Hall, 28 August 1779

To Colonel David Hall

Head Qrs We[s]t Point Augt 28th 1779


On receipt of this letter you will be pleased to lose no time in marching your regiment to join the Brigade to which it belongs—You will take the route by morris town, Pompton—Ringwood Junes in the Clove & by Dean furnace to the encampment of the Maryland division.1 I am Sr

G. W——n

Df, in Richard Kidder Meade’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The letter is addressed to “Col. David Hall or officer commanding Delaware Battallion at Middle Brook.”

1Hall’s Delaware regiment had been guarding supplies left at the army’s winter encampment at Middlebrook, N.J. (see GW to Hall, 21 June; see also GW to Jeremiah Wadsworth, 25 July, and n.1 to that document). GW subsequently modified these orders and assigned Hall’s regiment to repair the army’s supply road (see GW to Hall, 31 Aug.; see also GW’s first letter to Nathanael Greene of 31 Aug. and his second letter to Stirling of 1 Sept.).

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