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Letter from George Washington to John Hanson [Extract]
Washington, George, 1732-1799
August 05, 1782
Volume 16, Page 391

TO GOV. MARTIN FROM DEP’Y. SEC’R’Y. OF CONGRESS.
[From Executive Letter Book.]

(Extract of a Letter from General Washington, dated Headquarters, 5th August, 1782.)

“A few days ago I received intelligence from New York that a considerable detachment of Troops was making—said to be for Charlestown—whether for a reinforcement to that Garrison or a relief to the Troops already there was not known.”

A true extract.

GEO. BOND, Depy.,
Sec’y. to Con.