George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Israel Shreve, 4 December 1780

Pompton 4 Decr 1780


Agreeable to the orders of Major Gen. Heath, I marched with the Jersey Brigade, on the 30th Ulto, for this place. At King’s-Ferry, on my rout hither, I had the honor to receive your Excellency’s favor, dated at Morristown, 29 Novr 80: But the instructions, to which it referred, have not yet come to hand.

According to your Excellency’s direction, I left Col. Weltner, with the German Battalion, at Sidman’s Clove; the other regiments of the Brigade are at this place; where I am informed we are to hut; but can find no person that can shew me the spot. Should be happy in your Excellency’s further Commands. I have the honor to be, With the most perfect respect, Your Excy’s Very hum. servt

I. Shreve

Col. Comdt Jersey Brigade

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