George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Philip Van Cortlandt, 28 August 1781

Pompton Augt 28. 1781

Dear General

I have just received your Excellencys Orders of this Date—and shall march on the road you are pleased to direct; but from the Information I have, the best rout is by the way of Troy, to turn off by Bulls Tavern and then the road is Very direct to Chatham the Distance 24. or 25—miles.

The Regiment is encamped near the yallow House (Curtis’s Tavern) some of the Boats are Three Miles in the rear, so that it will take them Two days before they can arrive and perhaps it will be fryday Morning about Nine o Clock before they will all be in—If your Excellency should think proper to direct my rout through Troy an Express may meet me where the Road turns off at Dodds Tavern tomorrow morning at Nine o Clock. I am with most Esteem your Excellencys Hume Sert

P. Cortlandt

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