George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Stirling, 1 May 1778

To Major General Stirling

[Valley Forge] May 1st 1778

My Lord

I do not conceive my self authorized to direct payment of such Acct as your Lordship inclosed me,1 however just and reasonable they may be, referring the Claimants to Congress, always; If your Lordship chooses it, I will transmit your Acct & Letter to that body; but should think the chance of payment, or a knowledge of the decision upon it, would be greater, were you to inclose it to some Member of Congress, with whom you are acquainted & get him to attend a little to the matter. I am Yr Lordships Most Obed. & most Hble Servt

Go: Washington

ALS, NhHi.

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