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George Washington to General Howe (General Howe’s dog)

DATE
October 6, 1777
Series
Revolutionary War Series [ 1775 - 1783 ]
Topics
Revolutionary War, Washington as Commander-in-Chief
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Note from George Washington to General William Howe following the Battle of Germantown, in which Washington expresses a desire to return a dog found with Howe’s name on the collar. Washington was a great lover and breeder of dogs and had many at Mount Vernon. For more about Washington’s dogs, see this overview by Mount Vernon.

Notes

Revolutionary War Series, Volume 11
Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
The original document used here is the draft from the Library of Congress.

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