George Washington Papers

From Tench Tilghman to Timothy Pickering, 4 May 1781

Head Quarters 4th May 1781

Dear Sir

His Excellency does not apprehend any danger from the Enemy who have lately made their appearance upon Delaware, as the force of the Country and a detachment of the York Levies are opposed to them. But lest a lurking party of disaffected may injure so valuable a deposit as the present, His Excellency has desired me to send you the inclosed order to Colo. Dayton, which you will forward by the first Conveyance. I am yr most obt and hble Servt

Tench Tilghman A.D.C.

DNA: RG 93—Manuscript File.

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