George Washington Papers

From George Washington to General William Howe, 6 October 1777

To General William Howe

[Perkiomen, Pa.] Octr 6. 1777

General Washington’s compliments to General1 Howe. He does himself the pleasure to return him a dog, which accidentally fell into his hands, and by the inscription on the Collar appears to belong to General Howe.2

Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1On the draft manuscript Hamilton first wrote “Sir Wm.” He then struck out those words and wrote “General” above the line.

2On the draft manuscript Hamilton wrote and struck out “his Excellency” and “Sir William” before writing “General Howe.”

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