George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Elisha Sheldon, 3 December 1782

Head Quarters Decr 3d 1782

Dear Sir

I find it expedient to countermand the Order I gave this Morng for the march of the Mounted Men of your Regt & the State Troops of Connecticut & New York—You will therefore make no movement in consequence of that Letter, and either suppress the Order to Col. Canfield, or countermand it, if it has been already communicated.

As I have an earnest desire that the Enterprize committed to Majr Tallmadge, may succeed in its utmost latitude, I have to request that you will add to the Detachment which has been put under his Orders, 15 or 20 more dismounted Dragoons (i.e. Dragoons whose Horses are unserviceable) and that you will give every other aid & facility in your power, to the execution of the project. I am Dear Sir &c.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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