George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Heath, 16 January 1781

Head Quarters New Windsor Janry 16th 1781

Dear Sir

I have received Your favor of last Evening.I cannot by the Intelligences I have had from Jersey, beleive the Enemy are preparing to make a Movement in that Quarter—however I could wish to have the truth ascertained.

Col. Hay informs me there are at least two Hundred Barrels of Flour, at the Landings near Poughkeepsie—The present favorable weather urges strongly the necessity of having it thrown into the Garrison before the River closes.

I have nothing new from Trenton but that the two Spies are actually executed. I am with great regard Dear Sir Your very Hble Servant

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