George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Charles Lee, 26 December 1778

To Charles Lee

Philadelphia Decr 26 1778


I received your favor of the 24th and have transmitted Your Letter for Colo. Butler to General Maxwell, with directions to send it to him immediately by a flag.1 As some delay might arise from Colo. Butler’s writing to me upon the occasion, I have requested him to advise Genl Maxwell of the day he appoints for the interview, who will inform you, when you arrive at Elizabeth Town—and furnish the necessary passports. I am sir Yr Most Obedt Hble servant

Go: Washington

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1See GW’s letters of this date to William Butler and William Maxwell.

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