George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Howe, 1 April 1780

Head Quarters Morris Town 1st April 1780.

Dear Sir,

Inclosed you have Duplicates of my letters of the 30th ulto the originals of which having been sent by a soldier on foot, I am apprehensive he may have been detained by the Weather. I have since rcd your favr of the 28th March—The intelligence communicated in it, urges the necessity of drawing down Poor’s Brigade as expeditiously as possible, and also points out the expediency of endeavouring to get a supply of provision within the Garrison. I am well aware of the difficulties you will meet with in accomplishing the last, but I am convinced you will leave no means unessayed. I am, Dear Sir Yr most obt Srvt

P.S. Pay particular and proper attention to the Signals for alarming the Country.

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