George Washington Papers

From George Washington to William Lord Stirling Alexander, 24 August 1782

Head Qrs 24th Augt 1782

My Lord,

I thank you for naming a Gentleman for the office of Comy of Prisoners, but would not wish to have Captn Sill sent to me on that business—Many others have been mentioned, & before I fix on any, I would chuse to take a comparitive view of the whole (and such others as may occur) and then appoint the one, whom under the Circumstances of Rank, Talents, & Integrity, appear to be best qualified for the Office.

I thank you also for the loan of the History of Jno. Sobieski which, as my time is a good deal taken up with other matters, can not be gone through in a hurry. If your Lordship is done with the Map of Staten Island, I should be glad to have it returned, as I am about packing my Papers. I had not heard of your Indisposition before it was announced by yourself—I am glad to hear of your recovery, & shall at all times be glad to see you at Head Quarters being with much truth Yr Lordships Most Obt & Affecte Hble Serv[t]

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