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From George Washington to Colonel John Hoskins Stone, 8 February 1778

To Colonel John Hoskins Stone

Valley forge February 8th 1778

Dr Sir

On the 29th Ulto I received your favor of the 22d.

I have not the least objection to Lt Colo. Smiths taking the command of your Regiment till you or Lt Colo. Forrest are in a condition to appear in the Field—This I shall be happy to hear of.

I thank you much for your wishes for my honor & happiness, and you have mine very sincerely for your immediate & perfect recovery. I am Dr Sir with great regard Your Most Obedt servant

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

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