George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lieutenant Colonel Ludwig Weltner, 1 August 1780

To Lieutenant Colonel Ludwig Weltner

Head Qrs Peck’s Kill Augt 1. 1780


The exigency of the service makes it necessary that the Battallion under your command should join the Main Army, which is now on the East side of Hudson’s River. I therefore desire, that You will march with it without any delay, after receipt of this and form a junction with it. I am sir, with respect & esteem Yr Most Obedt st


Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The draft is addressed to Weltner or the “Officer Commanding the German Battallion” at Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

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