To Major General John Sullivan
West-point Octr 5th 79
The 3d Instt I wrote to you, & for fear of accidents inclose a copy of the letter as your forming a junction with this Army as speedily as possible may be of the utmost importance.1
I have not received a line from you since the 30th of Augt which I can no otherwise acct for than by a miscarriage of letters—I am altogether unacquainted with your movements since the battle at Newtown & have only common report for your having advanced to Conosadaga, & returning to Teoga.2
ADf, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. The enclosed duplicate has not been found.
3. For GW’s plans and preparations for combined operations with the French fleet, see Planning for an Allied Attack on New York, c.3–7 October.
4. GW’s aide-de-camp Alexander Hamilton wrote the closing.