George Washington Papers

XVII. George Washington to Major General Lafayette, 23 November 1780

To Major General Lafayette

Head Quarters 23d Novemr 1780

Dear Marquis

Be pleased to order Capt. Von Heer to parade tomorrow Morning at nine OClock with his Corps at Totowa Bridge—with two days provision. He will meet Colo. Moylan there from whom he is to take orders.1 Let Capt. Bedkin with his Corps be at your Quarters tomorrow—by one OClk and there wait my orders—Let him have two days provision also. I am &.

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

GW’s aide-de-camp Tench Tilghman wrote Adj. Gen. Alexander Scammell from headquarters on this date: “Be pleased to order a party of sixty strong Pioneers from the Connecticut and Massachusetts lines with their Arms—and spades—shovels Axes & Picks and two days provision to parade tomorrow at 12 OClock upon the right of late Nixons Brigade. A party of ten or twelve Artificers (Carpenters) to parade with them at the same time” (DLC:GW).

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