George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Zebulon Butler, 7 April 1780

Head Quarters Morris Town April 7th 1780


I received Yesterday your letter of the 2d Instant; and I am extremely sorry to find that parties of the Enemy have appeared & committed hostilities in the neighbourhood of Wyoming. It is not in my power to afford any Troops from the Army and I should hope those already there & the Inhabitants will be able to repel at least in[cur]sions by light parties. It was my intention as I informed you that you should join your Regiment immediately after your return; however I am induced from the face of things, to let you continue where you are for the present and you will remain till further orders. Should further depredations & mischiefs be committed by the Enemy—You will take occasion to inform me of them. I am Sir Yr Most Obet Servant

Go: Washington

Not Assigned.

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