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The papers of George Washington; revolutionary war series; v.17, 15 September-31 October 1778.


The papers of George Washington; revolutionary war series; v.17, 15 September-31 October 1778.

Washington, George. Ed. by Philander D. Chase.

U. of Virginia Press


735 pages



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This is the 17th volume in a series which presents in documents and annotations the myriad military and political matters with which Washington dealt during the long Revolutionary War. It contains not only Washington's own letters and other papers but also all letters written to him. The text opens with Washington moving his army north from White Plains, New York, into new positions running from West Point to Danbury, Connecticut, in order to protect his army, to protect the Hudson highlands, and to shore up the vital French fleet anchored at Boston. The correspondence follows developments during the fall of 1778, a time of delicate transition for the new Franco- American alliance and for British strategists unwilling to concede defeat.

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