George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Silvanus Seely, 23 March 1778

To Colonel Silvanus Seely

Head Quarters Valley Forge [23 March] 1778


I am favd with yours of the 20th informing of the embarkation of Troops at New York—I shall be much obliged to you to endeavour if possible to find out their destination, and if you can find it out, let me know by Express. I am Sir Yr most obt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, NjMoHP; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The LS is dated only “1778,” but the draft by Richard Kidder Meade is dated “23d March 1778.” Tilghman wrote on the cover of the LS, “Permit the Bearer to pass Express from his Excellency Genl Washington.” The cover is docketed, “Recd 26th March 78.”

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