George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General Stirling, 28 September 1778

From Major General Stirling

Qrs Sepr 28th 1778

Dr Sir

I receved your orders This Moment and shall set out early in the Morning on the busyness you have appointed me for.1

I thank your Excellency for the Command and you may be Assured I will use my best endeavours to Carry Your Instructions into excecution. I am your Excellencys Most Humble Servt


ALS, DLC:GW. Stirling wrote and signed the following note on the addressed cover: “A few lig<ht hor>se would be very proper to Join me at Sunrise—St.”

1See GW’s letter and instructions to Stirling of this date.

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