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  Letter to John Sullivan, November 17, 1779
George Washington. Letter signed: West Point, to John Sullivan, 1779 Nov. 17. 2 p.

Head Quarters West
point 17 Nov. 1779

D[ea]r Sir

Provided Gen. Greene may have occasion for any parties to assist in making the necessary arrangements for our winter quarters. You will be pleased to give orders for such a number from General Clinton and Hands brigades, as he may apply for. Or should General Greene find any advantage from these two Bri[2]gades moving to the ground which may be allotted for their quarters, you will give them instructions for this purpose.

I am Dr Sir
Your most hble [illegible]
Go: Washington

Major Gen: Sullivan

Notes: Published in Writings of Washington,17: 118. The letter is in the hand writing of James McHenry. John Sullivan led an ineffective relief column towards Canada in 1776 and took comand of the army at Long Island under Washington. In 1789, Washington appointed him as judge of the US district of New Hampshire.