George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Brigadier General John Glover, 21 July 1779

From Brigadier General John Glover

Norwalk [Conn.] 21st July 1779


I was honor’d with your Excellency’s Letter of the 17th last Evening 9 OClock. The Troops having march’d from New Haven in two days, are much Fatigued; shall halt them at this place to day.

I shall march 2 OClock to morrow morning for Ridgefield, where I shall wait your Excellency’s Orders.1 Give me Leave to Congratulate you Sir on the success of the American Arms against Stony point, & thank your Excellency for the Intelligence; which is the first & only Conformation I have had of that Glorious Event; Notwithstanding I have recd three Letters from General Heath; (in neither of which does he say one Word about it) since it took place.2 I am, Sir, Your Excellency’s, most Obed. hume sert

John Glover


1See GW to William Heath, 19 July, and n.1 to that document. For the transfer of Glover’s brigade from the command of Maj. Gen. William Heath to that of Maj. Gen. Robert Howe, see GW to Howe, 28 July, and to Glover, 29 July.

2Glover stated to Heath his dissatisfaction on not being told about the victory at Stony Point in a letter of 24 July (MHi: Heath Papers). Heath wrote Glover a conciliatory explanation on 26 July (MHi: Heath Papers).

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