Letter, to George Clinton, 1778 October 8
Scope and Contents
General Washington writes from Fishkill [N. Y.] to New York governor George Clinton. Abuse of citizens in this state by army officers -- ordered boat containing Mr. Cuyler's family and belongings to be stopped short of Fishkill -- those aboard shouldn't be permitted to review the works at West Point -- sends by express packets addressed to Clinton and [government of N. Y.], sent down by flag -- they contain extraordinary Manifesto and proclamation -- if boat with Cuyler's effects is to return, write General Putnam -- he [George Washington] returns to Fredericksburg [N. Y.] this afternoon. Document signed, in hand of (?), docketed "Genl. Washington Letter Octr. 8th 1778, concerning a Flag sent from New York for Mr. Cuyler & his Effects &c with a Manifesto of the Commre at New York.
- Creation: 1778 October 8
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Creator, Person)
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From the Collection: approx. 25 Linear Feet
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