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Liveblogging the American Revolution: February 9, 1777: Washington to Clinton


Letter to James Clinton, February 9, 1777:

Morristown, to Brigadier General James Clinton, 1777 February 9. 2p.

Head Qrs. Morristown Feby 9th: 1777.


General Schuyler having requested me in the most pressing manner, to send him a General Officer to assist in the command of in the Northern department, you will, as soon as possible, after the receipt of this, repair to Albany and take his commands. As the situation of our Affairs in that Quarter, may demand your immediate aid, I should hope you will not delay going a moment longer than you can help. General Mc.Dougal will take the direction of matters in the Highlands when you are gone.

I am Sir Yr Most Obed Servt

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