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Title: Letter,1780 September 16, Head Quarters, Bergen County, to Major Benjamin Tallmadge.
Keywords: Culper Spy Ring.
Washington, George,1732-1799 -- Correspondence.
Tallmadge, Benjamin,1754-1835.
Townsend, Robert,1753-1838.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Secret service -- Sources.
Espionage -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Cryptography.
Issue Date: 14-Nov-2011
Abstract: Washington, George (b. February 16, 1732, d. December 17, 1799), President of the United States of America (1789-1797). Letter signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, to Major Benjamin Tallmadge, Headquarters, Bergen County, dated September 16, 1780. 1 page; folio; docketed upon receipt by Major Tallmadge. Dimensions: 21.5 cm. x 34 cm.
Description: Head Quarters Bergen County 16th Sepr 1780. Dear Sir I have received yours of the 13th: as I have your several late favors with their inclosures. It is im: :possible for me, circumstanced as matters are, to give a positive answer to C- juniors request, as I cannot, without knowing his views, tell what are his expectations. Of this - both you and he may rest assured, that should he continue servicable and faithful, and should the issue of our Affairs prove as favorable as we hope, I shall be ready to recommend him to the public, if public employ should be his aim, and if not, that I shall think myself bound to represent his conduct in the light it deserves, and procure him a compen: :sation of another kind. I shall take the first opportunity of sending you a further sum of Money for contin: :gencies. I am Dear Sir Your most ob.’ Servt Go: Washington
Other Identifiers: MC 429.
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