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Washington, George (1732-1799) to William Livingston

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03343 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Springfield, New Jersey Type: Letter signed Date: 20 June 1780 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 34 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: States he had already received the intelligence Livingston sent to him. Not aware if the fleet brought with it either troops or Henry Clinton. Notes "The Enemy remain in the same position upon the point." Signed as Commander in Chief of American Forces. Written three days before the Battle of Springfield.

Background Information: William Livingston was the first Governor of New Jersey. Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

Full Transcript: Head Quarters Springfield 20t June 1780
Dear Sir
I yesterday recd. Your Excellencys favr. of the 18th. The intelligence which you were pleased to communicate to me, had been previously transmitted ...to me by Genl. Forman from Monmouth. I have not yet learned whether Sir Henry Clinton came with the Fleet or whether any or what number of troops were on board.
The enemy remain in the same position upon the point.

I have the Honor to be
with the greatest Regard
Yr. Excellency's most
obt. and hble Sert.
Go: Washington

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People: Washington, George, 1732-1799
Livingston, William, 1723-1790
Clinton, Henry, Sir, 1730-1795

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: BattleRevolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralPresidentNavyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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