George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General John Sullivan, 24 September 1778

To Major General John Sullivan

Head Qrs Fredericksburg—24 Sepr 1778

Dear Sir

I had the pleasure of your letter of the 21st Inst. containing the account of Admiral Byrons arrival at New-port in a ninety gun ship, accompanied by a seventy four.

I have nothing of a particular nature for your consideration—and am D. Sir your most obt servt

G. W——n

p.s. Since writing the above there is accounts from deserters of two brigades being under imbarking orders for the West Indies, and that four of the Regiments were already on board.1

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

1This intelligence had been conveyed to GW by the letters that Charles Scott and Benjamin Tallmadge had written to him on 23 September.

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