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From George Washington to Brigadier General Henry Knox, 18 December 1778

To Brigadier General Henry Knox

Head Qrs [Middlebrook, N.J.] Decr 18th 1778

Dr sir.

You will perceive by the inclosed Letter—Commission & Resolution, that Congress have given Lieut. Colo. Stevens an actual command in the Artillery.1 He is to join Colo. Lamb’s Regiment in the room of Lt Colonel Oswald resigned. After reading the Letter you will be pleased to seal it and give the necessary Orders on your part. I am Dr sir Yr Most Obedt sevt

G. Washington

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1See Henry Laurens to GW, 26 Nov.; GW to Ebenezer Stevens, 17 Dec.; and JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 12:1158. Stevens’s commission is in NHi.

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