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Collection Reference Number GLC02681
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1780 
Title Anthony Wayne to Stephen Moylan planning action against the British
Date 21 July 1780
Author Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  
Recipient Moylan, Stephen  
Document Type Correspondence; Military document
Content Description Written by Brigadier General Wayne to Colonel Moylan of the 4th Dragoons. Signed twice by Wayne. Discusses operations around New York during the summer of 1780. Written in the heat of the movement while planning actions against the British in New Jersey. Wants Moylan to drive off cattle and to "Oblige the Inhabitants to serve as Guides - letting them know the Consequence of a Deception." Postscript not in Wayne's hand. Noted as a copy on page 3.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Wartime Pillaging and Destruction  Loyalist  Global History and Civics  Military Law  
People Wayne, Anthony (1745-1796)  Moylan, Stephen (1737-1811)  
Theme The American Revolution
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Wayne was a member of the Pennsylvania provincial house of representatives in 1774 and 1775. He served in the Revolutionary Army as colonel of the Fourth Regiment of Pennsylvania troops, was commissioned as brigadier general February 21, 1777 and brevetted major general October 10, 1783.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859