George Washington Papers

To George Washington from George Clinton, 8 April 1781

Pokeepsie 8th April 1781.

Dear Sir

I thank your Excellency for the Intelligence communicated by your private Letter of Yesterday Afternoon—There is a Party of six or Seven daring Fellows from the Enemy now in this Part of the Country who have plundered the Houses of two or three of our public Officers; whether they have any Thing farther in View I am not able to determine—I have been for some Time passt out of the Way of getting any secret Information from within the Enemy’s Lines—Last year I had Reason to believe that Parties were imployed to take off some of our principal Officers & I do not think the present Intelligence improbable expecially as it respects your Excellency. I am with the highest Esteem & Respect Your Most Obedt Servt

Geo. Clinton

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