George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Benjamin Lincoln, 3 October 1778

To Major General Benjamin Lincoln

Colo. Brinkerhoff’s [near Fishkill] Octor 3: 1778

Dear sir

You will perceive by the inclosed Copy of a Resolution which came to hand last night, that Congress have determined on measures for securing Charles Town, in case the Enemy should form an expedition against it, and have appointed you to command there.1 I have nothing to add upon the subject, except my assurances, that you will have, as you have had upon all occasions, my warmest wishes for your success and happiness. You will receive your instructions from Congress, when you have an opportunity of seeing them. I am Dr sir with great regard & esteem Yr Most Obedt servant

Go: Washington

p.s. I received your favor of Yesterday—after I had written you about a fatigue party.

LS, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, MH; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1A copy of this resolution of 25 Sept. had been enclosed in Henry Laurens’s letter to GW of 27 Sept. (see JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 12:950–51).

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