George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Stirling, 16 August 1779

To Major General Stirling

Head Quarters West-point 16th Augt 1779.

My Lord.

I have to acknowlege the favor of your Lordships two letters of the 13th and 15th inst.1

Mr Erskine will receive his orders to-day, to mark out the road, which it has been proposed should be opened, and to make you the proper communication2—when you will be pleased to enter upon the necessary measures to have it completed. I am &


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

1These letters have not been found.

2See GW to Robert Erskine, this date, and the notes to that document.

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