TRANSCRIPT GLC 1201
George Washington. Letter signed: to Lt. Col. Francis Barber,
1778 July 9. 1 p. + doc. + addr.
July 9: 1778
I was this afternoon favoured with your letter of the 8th.
Inst. While you are at Elizabeth Town, I wish you to obtain
the best intelligence you can from time to time of the Enemys
situation and [inserted: of] any movements, they may seem
to have in view. For this purpose you will employ the persons
you mention, or such others as you may judge necessary. Whatever
expenses you are at, upon this occasion, will be repaid on
the earliest notice.
I am extremely happy to hear your wound is in so favorable
a way. I hope it will be better every day. Tho I wish for
your services, I would not have you to rejoin the Army before
your condition will admit of it, with the most perfect safety.
I am Dr Sir
Yr Most Obed Servt
[docket] Gen: Washingtons July 9th 1778
[address] (On public service) Lt. Col Barber at Eliza Town
Notes: The date on the original was at the bottom of the document,
but was placed top right of transcription for convention.