To Brigadier General John Stark
Head Quarters Valley Forge 26th May 1778
In my letter to you of the 20th Instant I was induced at the particular request of General Sullivan to desire that you might join his command. I did not then know that Congress had taken the matter into consideration; or that General Sullivan at the same time he wrote to me, had made application to them. But I have since received a resolve of theirs of the 20th inst. in which you are ordered to the Northern department, a copy of which I suppose they have transmitted.1 I am Sir your most obt and very humble servt
LS, in James McHenry’s writing, VtBennM; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.