Alexander Hamilton Papers

George Washington to Comte d’Estaing, 31 October 1778

George Washington to Comte d’Estaing

Fredericksburg [New York] October 31, 1778. Acknowledges receipt of news of sailing of British vessels. Agrees that seaport towns should be fortified. Is awaiting arrival of John Holker.1

Df, in writing of H, George Washington Papers, Library of Congress.

1H notes in an endorsement that enclosed in the letter was: “an extract from a letter of Lord Stirling of the 29th. with one inclosed from a Spy signed L. dated 25th. another of the 30th and another of Major Lee of the same date.”

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