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Letter, George Washington to General John Scott, 1776 August 3

 Item — Box: 1
Identifier: RM-1202

Scope and Contents

Autograph letter signed, 1 page. Mounted on cardstock. Washington gives orders for the removal of suspected loyalists to New Rochelle. He warns against any injury to persons or property but insists they be kept “at a distance from the Enemy of whom it is suspected they are favourers and are carrying on correspondances dangerous to the United States of America.


  • Creation: 1776 August 3


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research during scheduled appointments. Researchers must complete the Washington Library’s Special Collections and Archives Registration Form before access is provided. The library reserves the right to restrict access to certain items for preservation purposes.


From the Collection: .5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121