George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Horatio Gates, 2 May 1778

To Major General Horatio Gates

Valley-forge May 2d 1778


The inclosed from Doctr Gordon, came under cover to me in the order you will receive it.1 immediately upon the receipt of your Letter of the [ ] Ulto, I sent it to Genel Green, who informs me that he hath written very urgently to Mr Hughes to continue in Office, but hears, or fears, he will not do it.2

The Letter for Genl Lee you will please to forward, or deliver, if he is expected soon.3 I am Sir Yr most Hble Servt

Go: Washington

ALS, NHi: Gates Papers.

1See William Gordon to GW, 15 April. Gordon had requested that his letter be forwarded under cover to Gates.

3The enclosure has not been identified. GW’s most recent known letter to Charles Lee was dated 22 April.

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