George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Silvanus Seely, 6 August 1780

To Colonel Silvanus Seely

Verplank’s point [N.Y.] Augt 6th 1780


I just now received Your Letter of the 4th.1 I wish You to use your best exertions to collect the remainder of the Militia at Morris Town, where they will continue till You hear further from me. I shall however be glad to hear from You from time to time, and of the numbers that come in, as I shall from this information be better able to direct their march & further destination.2 I am Sir Yr Most Obedt st

G. Washington

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The draft is addressed to Seely at Morristown, New Jersey.

1Seely’s letter to GW of 4 Aug. has not been found.

2Seely replied to GW on 10 August.

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