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A Letter From General George Washington to Brigadier General William Winds

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A Letter From General George Washington to Brigadier General William Winds

Description

This is a response to General Winds' letter to Major General Philemon Dickinson of which Washington was sent a copy. Washington requests that Winds joins him near Middletown where the Battle of Monmouth would take place the following day.

Creator

Washington, George

Date

1778-06-27

Contributor

Ward, Christopher

Rights

The George Washington Papers are available via the Digital Library of Congress

Format

GIF

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

1770s
Monmouth County
American Revolution

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Transcription

To Brigadier General William Winds

Englishtown [N.J.] ΒΌ after 1 OClk P.M.
June 27: 1778

Sir

I this morning received your Letter of Yesterday and was much concerned to find that you had declined advancing to join this Army or to act in this Quarter. Your aid I deem of great importance, and if you are not too far beyond Brunswic when this reaches you, I must request that you will immediately face about and proceed as expeditiously as you can with the Troops under you, to Spotswood, from whence or a little before you get there you will inform me by Express. You will not halt at Spotswood but direct your course towards Middletown point. I will write you immediately on receipt of your Letter. Your services may be of infinite advantage, & I doubt not if you are not too far returned, that I shall presently be reinforced with your command. I am told the Bridges at Spotswood & South River are not cut up & if they are that your passage neverless will not be obstructed.

I am

G.W.

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Text

Washington requests that Winds brings his army to Middletown - contrary to Winds' plans to march to Spotswood in South Amboy.

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