George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Philip Schuyler, 24 July 1779

To Philip Schuyler

Westpoint July 24th 79

Dear Sir,

Permit me to thank you for your obliging Letter of the 15th,1 & to acknowledge with pleasure & gratitude, Mrs Schuylers intended favor to Mrs Washington; who, I am sure, would have been exceedingly happy in seeing her at head Qrs if it had been convenient to her to have stayed.2

My Letter of yesterday’s date will convey to you the acct of the taking of Stoney point. I was tolerably sanguine in my expectations of reducing Verplanks, but some untoward accidents defeated my plan— of course my hopes—I am with the most sincere esteem & affection, & with best respects to Mrs S——r Dr Sir Yr Most Obt & Obligd Ser.

Go: Washington

ADfS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW’s draft manuscript is addressed to Schuyler at Saratoga, New York.

1For Schuyler’s letter to GW of 15 July, see GW to Schuyler, 9–11 July, n.13.

2Martha Washington had departed for Mount Vernon in early June when the army broke its winter encampment (see GW to Lund Washington, 29 May, n.7).

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