To Major General Steuben
Head Qrs [West Point] Octr 2d 1779
I have received your favour of the 29th of Sepr containing a plan for recruiting the army for the next campaign,1 which I have attentively considered—Many parts of it correspond exactly with my ideas and with the proposals I have made and am making to Congress—Such parts of it as are new and appear to me calculated to promote the service shall be added.2 I have the honor to be With much esteem Sir Your most Obedt servant
Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. This letter has not been found.
2. GW wrote to Congress at length on this subject in November (see GW to Samuel Huntington, 18 Nov. [DNA:PCC, item 152]).