George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Steuben, 2 October 1779

To Major General Steuben

Head Qrs [West Point] Octr 2d 1779


I have received your favour of the 29th of Sepr containing a plan for recruiting the army for the next campaign,1 which I have attentively considered—Many parts of it correspond exactly with my ideas and with the proposals I have made and am making to Congress—Such parts of it as are new and appear to me calculated to promote the service shall be added.2 I have the honor to be With much esteem Sir Your most Obedt servant


Df, in Alexander Hamilton’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1This letter has not been found.

2GW wrote to Congress at length on this subject in November (see GW to Samuel Huntington, 18 Nov. [DNA:PCC, item 152]).

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