Washington to Col. John Cadwalader, December 25, 1776, 6 P.M.

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Sent to Col. John Cadwalader on December 25, 1776 at 6 P.M. just prior to him crossing the Delaware River.

To Colonel John Cadwalader

McKenkey’s Ferry [Pa.]

25th Decr 1776 Six oClock P.M.

Dear sir
Notwithstanding the discouraging Accounts I have received from Col: Reed of what might be expected from the Operations below, I am determined, as the night is favourable, to cross the River, & make the attack upon Trenton in the Morning. If you can do nothing real, at least create as great a diversion as possible. I am Sir your most obt Servant

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