<br /> Lee Letter: n136

Washington and Lee University

Sender: George Washington
Recipient: Henry Lee

Dr Sir:

You will be pleased to employ the whole of your
Corps1 both Horse and Foot tomorrow in
impressing Waggons

and Drivers from Totowa, Prekaness, Little Falls, Slotterdam, Wesel,
Acquaquenac and the Neck between Hackensack and Passaic Rivers. You
will direct the Waggons to rendezvous as they come in, at Acquaquenac
Bridge and Hackensack Town. You will receive further orders the morning
after tomorrow, by which time you will be pleased to direct your Corps
to Assemble at Hackensack or Acququenac
Bridge.2 You will be punctual in the
execution of this order, as there will be a correspondent manoeuvre.

I
am &c.3

Notes:

1 Lee’s corps was then at camp, having returned from his station at
Brunswick, N.J., in accordance with Washington’s orders (August 18)
through Robert Hanson Harrison. The drafts of these orders are in the
Washington Papers.

2 Note missing

3 The draft is in the writing of Tench Tilghman.