George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Burrowes, 22 April 1780

22 April 1780


You will march the detachment under your command to Brunswick—The object of it is to guard a quantity of flour deposited there until it can be brought away—When the Waggons begin to move it you will be pleased to give me notice, & also when the whole is nearly taken away—As a detachment of the Army at that place (which is by no means safe) will be an additional motive for the Enemy to make some attempt there, I must entreat you to use every precaution that may be necessary to guard against a surprise. Given 22d April 80 &c.

G. W.

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