George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Lee, 22 August 1780

Camp 22d August 80


My Corps reached Slotterdam yesterday evening, where they halt this day.

In the mean time I have hurried to Camp to receive your Excellencys orders for the disposal of them, on their arrival here.

I gave orders to Gen.. Rudulph to deliver Mr Andersons horse to him. The horse is gelded & Mr Anderson refuses him.

When I left Monmouth I directed Capt. Rudulph to be under the guidance of Gen. Furman, in conformity to whose advice, every hoof seized, has been seized.

I am fully persuaded from Capt. Rudulphs natural equity & moderation of temper that he has committed no act but can be justified by his orders, & by Gen. Furmans council.

It is very common to hear of horses being conveyed from among the disaffected in upper freehold to the hook, & Capt. Rudulph assure me this horse was the property of two persons connected with the enemy Relationship & the ties of acquaintance will often introduce Whigs [pleaders] for our internal enemy.

This probably is the case now. I have the honor to be, Sir most respectfully your Excellys very hum. sert

Henry Lee Junr

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