George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Duer, 21 October 1780

To William Duer

Head Quarters Prekaness 21st October 1780


I have transmitted a Copy of your letter of the 11th, which only reached me last evening, to Governor Clinton, as I did not think it contained evidence sufficient to support a military trial.1 It may however, added to other circumstances of a very suspicious nature, furnish the Legislature with good reasons for removing the Gentleman in question from Haverstraw, which, from its vicinity to our posts, affords him an opportunity of gaining and giving intelligence very material to the enemy and injurious to us—Of his disposition to do this there is little doubt. I am &.

Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1See Documents IX and XIII.

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