George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General John Sullivan, 21 October 1778

To Major General John Sullivan

Head Qrs Fredericksburg Octo. 21st 1778

Dear sir

I this morning received your favor of the 18th Inst.

On the 20th I transmitted You, all the intelligence I then had, respecting the movements of the Enemy in New York. I now send you by this conveyance, extracts of two Letters from My Lord Stirling and General Scot, which contain my latest information upon the subject.1

I have the pleasure to inform you that the taking of Dominica by the french is confirmed. The Articles of capitulation upon the occasion were agreed to—on the 7th of September—and have just reached Camp.2 I am Dr sir with great regard your Most Obedt sert

G. Washington

Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; copy, FrPNA, Fonds de la Marine, ser. 4, vol. 146, f. 299; copy, MHi: Heath Papers; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The enclosed extracts, which have not been identified, may have been taken from Stirling’s letter to GW of 19 or 20 Oct. and Charles Scott’s letter to him of 19 or 20 October.

2For these articles of capitulation, which were signed on 7 Sept., see GW to d’Estaing, this date, and note 3 to that document.

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