Member Spotlight Found in Continental Congress - Papers The National Archives Continental Congress - Papers Location: Continental Congress - PapersLtrs from George WashingtonVol 2: Transcripts 1776 (Vol 2)Page 215
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General Washington Debates How Long to Defend New York City

Washington communicated his thoughts to congress regarding his council's decision to defend New York as long as possible. He realized that the British would eventually take the city and "winter" there but did not want to retreat too soon.

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