George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Israel Shreve, 28 January 1781

To Colonel Israel Shreve


Ringwood [N.J.] Jany 28th 1781


Your having notice of the intended movement agt the Jersey Troops (under your Command) yesterday,1 and not appearing on the ground untill the business was finished at, or about noon seems so extraordinary in my eye, that I request an explanation of it to avoid unfavourable impre[s]sions which may not be well founded.2 I am—Sir Yr Most Obedt Serv⟨t⟩

Go: W——n

ADfS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For the suppression of the mutiny in the New Jersey brigade, see Robert Howe to GW, 27 January.

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