George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General John Sullivan, 5 November 1778

To Major General John Sullivan

Head Quarters Fredericksbg [N.Y.] 5th Novemr 1778

Dear Sir

I have just recd advice from Lord Stirling that a fleet of 108 sail left the Hook on the morning of the 3d.1 There were five or six two Deckers among them. I have not yet learned whether any more were preparing to follow, but as there are persons in New York and upon Staten Island, I expect to be speedily informed of any further movements of the Enemy. I am Dear Sir Yr most obt Servt.

P.S. Inclosed you have a Manifestoe lately published by Congress.2

Df, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

2See Henry Laurens to GW, 1 Nov., and n.5 to that document.

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