<br /> Lee Letter: n69

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: William Lee Davidson

Sir:

You are to leave a Captain, two Subs and fifty Men of the detachment
of Colo. Hogan’s2 Regt. at Trenton and
proceed with the remainder to Philadelphia, upon your arrival at which
place you are to make report to General Arnold or commanding Officer
and take your directions from him. You are to leave word at Trenton for
Colo. Hogan to follow with the remainder of the Regt. (except the
Captain and fifty who are to guard the Stores at Trenton) to Philada.
He is to take with him as many of his sick and Convalescents as
possible; those that cannot proceed beyond Trenton must be left either
there or at Princetown, with directions to join the Regt. as they
recover. Colo. Hogan is also upon his arrival at Philada. to take his
orders from Genl. Arnold or commanding Officer. Be pleased to leave a
Copy of this letter for him at Trenton.

I am
etc.3

Notes:

1 Of the Third North Carolina Regiment.

2 Col. James Hogun.

3 The draft is in the writing of Tench Tilghman.