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Letter from Lord Stirling to Colonel Maxwell, urging him to hasten the march of his Troops to the North River



Brunswick, December 2, 1775.

DEAR SIR: The Continental Congress are extremely pressing and anxious about the march of the six companies to the North River. One company of my regiment marches next Wednesday; another will soon follow. And I must beg you' ll exert yourself to get off the three companies of your regiment. You may choose the routes for them either through Sussex to New-Windsor, or by Morristown or Elizabethtown to Dobbs' s Ferry; but you will take care to give me as early notice as possible of their march, that I may have sloops ready at the place they are to embark at.

I am your most humble servant, STIRLING.

To Colonel Maxwell.