George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Brigadier General Thomas Conway, 5 November 1777

To Brigadier General Thomas Conway

[Whitemarsh, Pa., c.5 November 1777]


a Letter which I receivd last Night, containd the following, paragraph.

In a Letter from Genl Conway to Genl Gates he says—“Heaven has been determind to save your Country; or a weak General and bad Councellors would have ruind it.” I am Sir Yr Hble Servt.

ADf, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The Varick transcript is dated 9 November. However, Conway’s reply to this letter is dated 5 Nov., and that is consistent with the likely mail service from Reading, Pa., of Stirling’s letter to GW of 3 Nov., the letter “receivd last Night” (see that letter, and note 4).

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