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        George Washington: Letter to Thomas McKean, October 16, 1781

        Analyze the Siege of Yorktown using the report General George Washington sent to the Continental Congress with a transcription of the primary source provided by George Washington’s Mount Vernon. After a decisive week of fighting at the Siege of Yorktown, General George Washington wrote this letter to the President of the Continental Congress, Thomas McKean; his account of the preceding action shows the Colonial forces are positioned for success. Explore the full collection of George Washington and the American Revolution resources.

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