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Alden, Judah, 1750-1845


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Letter, to Judah Alden, 1780 November 23

 Item — Box 2, Folder: 1780.11.23
Identifier: 2017-SC-001-001
Scope and Contents Letter from George Washington, in the hand of Tench Tilghman, to Major Judah Alden. The letter is sent from Washington's headquarters, Passaic Falls, New Jersey. The correspondence lays out an elaborate plan of attack meant to fall into the hands of the enemy. The "misinformation" was a spy tactic in hopes that it would be intercepted and throw off British forces. The body of the letter is in the hand of Tilghman with the exception of one line by Washington's reading, "but are not to make...
Dates: 1780 November 23