George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General William Heath, 23 October 1780

To Major General William Heath

Head Quarters [Preakness] 23d October 1780

Dear Sir

Mrs Moore, Mother of Mrs General Huntington, having obtained Governor Trumbulls permission to return to New York—you will be pleased to direct an Officer with a Flag to escort her to the Enemys lines at Kings Bridge. Major Alden will accompany Mrs Moore. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, MHi: Heath Papers.

Elizabeth Channing Moore (c.1729–1805) was the wife of a prominent Loyalist in New York City. Her daughter Ann Moore Huntington (c.1754–1831) had married Brig. Gen. Jedediah Huntington in 1778.

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