George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General John Sullivan, 22 September 1778

To Major General John Sullivan

Head Qrs Fredericksburg 22d Septr 1778

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 20th Inst. came to hand last night.

The different divisions of the army have mostly fixed on their relative positions, where we shall wait the unfoldings of the enemys measures. When you receive intelligence which may throw light on this subject, or information of their motions in your quarter, or of importance enough for a special communication I shall be glad of its speedy transmission—but when there is nothing of this kind you may relax a little or write every third day in order to give the expresses some respite. However you will be in these cases the judge of the expediency of employing them. I am Dear Sir your most obt Servt.

Df, in James McHenry’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

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