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George Washington letter signed, dated 25 September 1777 during the Revolutionary War. Washington writes from ''Camp 4 Miles from Pots Grove'', near the Schuylkill River, to Brigadier General Alexander McDougall, who was moving west from New York to reinforce Washington against the British. Washington carefully instructs McDougall's movements in this letter, lest he not get ambushed as General Anthony Wayne had in the Paoli Massacre only five days earlier. Letter reads in full,

''Camp 4 Miles from Pots Grove / Sept the 25 1777 / Dr Sir / I was favoured with yours by the Bearer of this. I wish you to proceed with your Detachment to the best ground near Markley's about two miles below Pennibeckers Mill on the Skippack Road & there remain for further Orders. From the present view of things, I think, I shall join you there or somewhere near It, with this Army. Mr. Thomas, who has this in charge, says he is well acquainted with the Rout from your present post to Pennibeckers Mill, tho he does not know Markley. You will, I am certain, make every necessary inquiry & disposition & keep the most vigilant lookout. / I am Dr Sir / yr most obedt Servt / Go. Washington / P.S. I have sent you a map by Mr. Thomas''.

Single page letter, with body written by Washington's military chief of staff Robert Hanson Harrison, measures 7.25'' x 9''. Chipping at edges of folds and archival repair to verso, overall near fine condition given age.
George Washington Letter Signed, One Day Before the British Captured Philadelphia -- ''...keep the most vigilant lookout...''George Washington Letter Signed, One Day Before the British Captured Philadelphia -- ''...keep the most vigilant lookout...''George Washington Letter Signed, One Day Before the British Captured Philadelphia -- ''...keep the most vigilant lookout...''
George Washington Letter Signed, One Day Before the British Captured Philadelphia -- ''...keep the most vigilant lookout...''
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