George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Major General John Sullivan, 18 October 1778

From Major General John Sullivan

Head Quarters Providence Octr 18th [1778]

Dear General

I have the honor to acknowledge your Excellency’s esteem’d Favo’r Of the 17th Instant, and shall take every necessary precaution & make every necessary Provision for their Reception, shou’d the Enemy bend their Force this way—In my last I had the Hono’r to inform your Excellency, (which I presume you have before this recievd,) that the Fleet which was the Subject of your Excellency’s enquiry was laden with wood.1 I have the Honor to remain with the most exalted Sentiments of Regard Yr Excellencys, most obedient & very humble Servant

Jno. Sullivan


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