George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Benedict Arnold, 14 August 1780

To Major General Benedict Arnold

Head Quarters 14th Augt 1780

Dear Sir

Colo. Hay proposes to send down a person into West Chester County to purchase some Cattle which are there, and as he will have occasion to go where there may be danger either from the Enemy or the disaffected, you will be pleased to give directions to Colo. Sheldon to afford a proper party to cover Colo. Hays Agent while in the execution of the business. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW. GW signed the cover. Arnold replied to GW on 16 August.

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