Wednesday January 22d 1783
For the day tomorrow Major Grahame.
For duty the 1st Massachusetts regiment.
The death of Major General Lord Stirling having happened at such a distance from this Army, that his funeral could not be attended with the military honors due to his rank, The Commander in chief however wishes as a testimony of respect to the memory of his Lordship, that the General officers and such others as think proper, would go into mourning, one month on the occasion, by wearing a Crape, or weed during that time.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.