George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Benjamin Lincoln, 9 February 1778

To Major General Benjamin Lincoln

Valley Forge February the 9th 1778

Dear Sir

On the 20th Ulto I did myself the pleasure of writing you by Colonel Marshall who was going to Boston, to which place I had heard that you were gone. Lest my information on that head should have been wrong and you should still be at Albany, I transmit you a Copy of my Letter of that date by the conveyance which now offers, and I am to request that you will, as soon as your condition will admit, repair to this Army.1

No occurrence of importance has taken place of late, and I have only to add my best wishes for your immediate & perfect recovery, and to assure you that I am Dear Sir with great esteem & regard Your Most Obedt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, MH; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW signed the cover of the LS.

1Lincoln did not receive GW’s letters until near the end of this month (see his reply to GW of 1 March).

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