George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heath, 20 June 1780

Head Quarters Springfield New Jersey 20th June 1780

Dear Sir

I have received your favor of the 8th from Roxbury, this I imagine will meet you at Providence. I have directed Genl Glover to repair immediately to Springfield for the purpose of receiving and forwarding the Drafts, and I shall be obliged by your taking measures to inform all the Officers who were upon the Recruiting service in Massachusetts that they are also to repair as expeditiously as possible to Springfield and take their orders from Genl Glover—Sir Henry Clinton has returned with part of his force from the Southward—what number I cannot yet ascertain—A little time must develope the true meaning of their taking Post at Elizabeth Town—I very much suspect there intention is to amuse us here, and make an attempt upon the Highlands, towards which we cannot conveniently move at this instant without exposing a large quantity of provision upon the communication—our Baggage & stores—which are all removing as fast as possible. I am with great regard Dr Sir Your Mo. Obet Servt

Go: Washington

MHi: Heath Papers.

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