George Washington Papers

XIX. George Washington to Brigadier General Henry Knox, 24 November 1780

To Brigadier General Henry Knox

24th Novr 1780.

Dr Sir

I have received Some Intelligence wch has induced me to lay aside the enterprize I had in view—you will be pleased therefore to suspend the Measures & orders you were to execute.1

I shall now turn my thoughts to Winter Quarters, & have sent for the Qr Mr to fix Matters for this purpose.2 I am Dr Sir Yrs &ca.

Go: Washington


1See Document XIII; see also Document XVIII.

2For the dispersal of GW’s army to winter quarters, see his letter to Samuel Huntington, 28 Nov., and n.12; see also GW to William Heath, 26 Nov., and n.2.

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