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Maxwell, William (1733?-1796) to John Lacey

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02497.11 Author/Creator: Maxwell, William (1733?-1796) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 9 May 1778 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 20.4 x 18 cm.

Discusses scouting parties and plans for upcoming action. "His Excellency Gen. Washington has ordered that you should be under my direction. I want much to see you." Letters is addressed to Leacy, but was almost certainly sent to John Lacey.

William Maxwell was a Brigadier General in the Continental Army.
John Lacey was a Brigadier General in the Pennsylvania Militia.

Dear General, I have wrote to you once this day but I believe you have not Recd. it. I could wish to see you here this evening to talk of some matters of consequen[inserted: c]e I beg you will come if possible. I have heard but do not much believe it, that a large party had come out from Town up the Bristol road, I will send a far hope to fall in pritty low down. [inserted: this might] wish you might find to the same road for intiligence. I met a small party of yours near the Billet, and I thought it was best they should go down and discover what they could. I would be glad to know why you was Hoping your Scouting partys. His Excellency General Washing has ordered that you should be under my direction. I want to see you much. I am Dear General your Most Humble Sert.
Sun down 9th. May 1778 Wm. Maxwell B.G.
General Lacey

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