From George Clinton
Poukeepsie [N.Y.] 29th September 1779.
I am this Moment favoured with your Excellency’s Letter of the 27th Instant;1 shoud the Event which your Excellency has pleased to intimate take Place, you may rely on every aid in the Power of this State to afford for a vigorous Cooperation with our Allies. In the Mean Time I woud wish to be informed of the Number of Men your Excellency may think it necessary for this State to furnish as by this I will the better [be] able to form the proper Arrangements for this Service.2 I am with the most perfect Esteem & Respect your most Obed’t Serv’t
L, printed in Hastings and Holden, Clinton Papers, description begins Hugh Hastings and J. A. Holden, eds. Public Papers of George Clinton, First Governor of New York, 1777–1795, 1801–1804. 10 vols. 1899–1914. Reprint. New York, 1973. description ends 5:292–93.
2. GW replied on 1 October.