George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Lieutenant Colonel William Butler, 16 December 1778

To Lieutenant Colonel William Butler

Head Qrs [Middlebrook, N.J.] Decr 16: 1778


I have received your Letter of the 9th Instant,1 with one addressed to Genl Lee. The latter I have transmitted and have written to General Lee, that there will be no objection to the interview requested, as far as it depends on my concurrence; and, if the meeting takes place, that Elizabeth Town point appears most convenient for the occasion.2 I should suppose, you will hear from him, upon the subject. I am sir Yr Most Obedt servt

Go: Washington

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

1This letter has not been found.

Index Entries