To Major General Stirling
Head Quarters Wrights Mills [N.Y.] 25th July 1778
I desire that you and the General Officers upon the Court Martial would meet here at five OClock this Afternoon, when the other General Officers will be assembled, to consider of some measures that respect the Army at large.1
I would submit it to the Court, whether it would not be more convenient to adjourn to the plains, where the Witnesses may be attending their respective duties, and be at hand when called for. I am my Lord Your most obt Servt
LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, PPRF; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. The court-martial for the trial of Maj. Gen. Charles Lee was meeting at North Castle, N.Y., at this time. For the measures to be considered, see Council of War, this date.