Colonel Tench Tilghman Letter to Major General Lord Stirling

Reed 15-03 [2].jpg
Reed 15-03 [1].jpg

Title

Colonel Tench Tilghman Letter to Major General Lord Stirling

Subject

Washington's Orders

Description

Colonel Tilghman writes to Major General Lord Stirling (William Alexander) informing him that the enemy has not moved but if they do to inform General Washington immediately.

Creator

Colonel Tench Tilghman

Date

25 December 1777

Rights

John F. Reed Collection Valley Forge NHP

Identifier

Box 2, Folder 45, 15-03

Text

Head Quarters Valley Forge 25th December 1777

My Lord

Yours of 6 o’clock yesterday came to hand in the night. We detained the messenger til this morning to see whether any thing further would turn up. A parcel of Waggons were sent to you. His Excellency seems to be of opinion with you that while the Enemy remains in their present position nothing further can be done that is done, but he desires you will give him instant intelligence of the last mention.

I wish we could put them in [illeg] tomorrow Morning of what happened this time twelve months.

I am my Lord

Yr most obed Serv’t
Tench Tilghman

ON REVERSE:

To
The Hon’bl Major Genl.
Lord Stirling

Includes Red wax seal