Washington, George, 1732-1799. The writings of George Washington from the original manuscript sources: Volume 4
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*To BRIGADIER GENERAL JOHN SULLIVAN Cambridge, February 19, 1776.

    Dr. Sir: I am a little surprizd, and concern'd to hear of your Moving to Colo. Royals House. I thought you knew, that I had made a point of bringing General Lee from thence on Acct. of the distance from his Line of Command, at least that he should not Sleep there. The same reasons holding good with respect to yourself, I should be glad if you could get some place nearer, as I think it too hazardous to trust the left Wing of our Army without a General Officer upon the spot in cases of immergency. I do not wish you to return to your old House, any other tolerably convenient will satisfy me, and I am sure be pleasing to yourself, as I know you would not easily forgive yourself if anything wrong shd. happen for want of your presence on any sudden call. I am etc.


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