To Major General Stirling
Philada 2d January 1779
I am favd with yours of the 30th Ulto. I thank you for the intelligence it contains.1
I shall communicate that part of your letter respecting Cannon Ball to the Board of War and Ordnance, and if they have not already made Contracts for a sufficient quantity, they may, if they think proper, make their proposals known to the Managers of the Works under your Lordships direction. I return your Lordship the Compliments of the Season and am My Lord Your most obt Servt
LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, NjMoHP; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.
1. Tilghman originally wrote the first paragraph of the LS as follows, in substantially the same words that he had written on the draft: “I am favd with yours of the 30th Ulto with the information from Z inclosed. I thank you for that and what you have collected from other quarters.” He then rewrote the paragraph as it appears above.