George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Richard Sill, 14 January 1783

Albany January 14th 1783


Major General Lord Stirling took his leave of this world at 6 oclock this morning. Lady Stirling and Lady Caty are in the deepest distress. It would no doubt be more agreable to his friends could he be interred with the honors due to his rank but the distance of the Troops from this place will render it impossible to pay so small a tribute to his memory. A Subalterns party which has been stationed in Town as a Guard (being the only Troops in the City) will be ordered to attend on the occasion. It is not as yet determin’d on what day the funeral will be attended, under the hope of Coll Duers arrival it is probable it will be posponed a day or two. I have the honor to be with the greatest Esteem and Respect Your Excellencys Most Obedient Servant

Richard Sill

P.S. His Lordships funeral is to be on Thursday the 16th.

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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