George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Tulleken, 27 October 1757

From John Tulleken

Charlestown South Carolina Octr 27th 1757.

Dear Sir.

Your very Agreable letter of the 12th of May I but very lately had the pleasure of receiveing, I am much obliged to you for the good opinion you have of me. And it gave me great pleasure to be Congratulated on my Promotion By a Person that I have so great an esteem for as I have for Colonel Washington;1 I shou’d be glad to hear that your Campaign was well over: and that you had got safe into good Quarters. wee are all much concern’d here to find how different things have turnd out, to what wee expected, when I had the pleasure of seeing you at Philadelphia;2 wee hope to be recall’d from this Provence in the Spring. If wee are I hope wee shall serve the next campaign together with Colonel Stanwix, as to what little news there is I refer you to Captain Mercers letter, as he tells me he writes to you,3 I have the honour to be, Dear Sir, your much obliged & very obedt Humble Servt

Jno. Tulleken


1GW’s letter has not been found. Tulleken was promoted to major in the Royal American Regiment with date of rank 25 April 1757.

2Tulleken evidently was in Philadelphia in March 1757 when GW was there for Loudoun’s conference with some of the colonial governors.

3See George Mercer to GW, 2 Nov. 1757. Tulleken left on 12 Dec. 1757 with orders from Loudoun to join John Stanwix in his winter quarters in Lancaster, Pa., which he did on 25 Jan. 1758.

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