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  Letter to William Alexander, December 28, 1777
George Washington. Letter signed: Head Quarters, to William Alexander, 1777 Dec. 28. 1 p.

Head Quarters 28 Decem 1777.

My Lord,

I have received your Letter dated this day at noon and the pieces of Intelligence inclosed [sic] in it your Lordship will act according to circumstances. I altogether approve of what you propose to be done with respect to those persons who have been detected in traiterously furnishing the Enemy with Provisions. The Punishment falling upon one or two Individuals of note will probably strike a Terror that may prevent this illicit Commerce for the future. Orders have been given, in consequence of your request, to the Commissary to supply your men with whiskey if it is to be had.

I am
Your Lordships
Most obed[ien]t Serv[an]t.
Go: Washington
Major General
Lord Stirling

Notes: Unpublished. In 1776 Alexanderís troops joined the army at New-York and Washington made Alexander a brigadier under John Sullivan and Israel Putnam.