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Letter-- Washington to Ensign Jacob I. Klock

Library of Congress

The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. John C. Fitzpatrick, Editor.--vol. 12

[Note 4: Of the First New York Regiment. (Name also spelled Clock.) He resigned in May, 1780, and joined the British.]

Head Quarters, June 13, 1778.

Sir: Thirty four of the Indians who are in Camp being desirous of returning home, and it being necessary to commit them to the care of a prudent Officer who will preserve good order among them, I have appointed you for that purpose, and you are to conduct them to Fort Schuyler or the Neighhourhood of Johnstown. Pay the strictest attention to restraining them from irregularities, and causing any uneasiness to the Inhabitants on the road. You will draw provision for them upon giving your receipt at the Continental Magazines, as occasion may require.

As you are going to the Neighbourhood of your own habitation, I have no objection to your taking a week or ten days for your private affairs. I am &ca.5

[Note 5: The draft is in the writing of John Laurens.]

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