George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Anthony Wayne, 21 November 1780

Head Quarters 21st Novemr 1780

Dr Sir

On Friday-morning, at Sun rising you will march the division under your command to a mile below Acquaquenack Bridge, advancing a Regiment a Mile or two in your front towards New Ark, and remain in this position ’till Retreat beating. You will then renew your march, slowly, a Mile or two forward and till it is quite dark and there halt till further orders. These will reach you in all probability before you halt.

When you arrive however at Acquaquenack, you will begin a Forage, for which purpose a number of Waggons will be sent down: but you will do this in such a manner as not to fatigue your Men, whose services may be wanted in a more essential manner. You will have two days provision coocked, three wd be better. You know the importance of secrecy in all military movements. I am with great Regard Yr most obt Servt

Go: Washington


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