George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General John Stark, 26 May 1778

To Brigadier General John Stark

Head Quarters Valley Forge 26th May 1778


In my letter to you of the 20th Instant I was induced at the particular request of General Sullivan to desire that you might join his command. I did not then know that Congress had taken the matter into consideration; or that General Sullivan at the same time he wrote to me, had made application to them. But I have since received a resolve of theirs of the 20th inst. in which you are ordered to the Northern department, a copy of which I suppose they have transmitted.1 I am Sir your most obt and very humble servt

Go: Washington

LS, in James McHenry’s writing, VtBennM; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1See JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 11:516.

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