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Letter, to [James] Ewing, 1776 December 14

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1776.12.14
Identifier: W-438
Letter, to Brigad. General James Ewing, 1776 December 14
Letter, to Brigad. General James Ewing, 1776 December 14

Scope and Contents

Instructions on keeping the enemy from crossing the river [Delaware]--plan for a retreat towards Philadelphia if necessary--send a spy across the river--make a show of having fresh troops to gain time--get someone into Trenton for news of boats being built.


  • Creation: 1776 December 14


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From the Collection: approx. 25 Linear Feet

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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