GW: Kids

Questions — G.I. George

Do your best to read the handwritten note, or you can use the transcribed, or typed, version on the right side to answer the following questions.
1. How many years ago was this note written?
2. What is General Washington returning to the British?
3. How did Washington know it belonged to William Howe? From the note, what would you say that "inscription" means?

October 6th 1777.

General Washington's compliments to General Howe. He does himself the pleasure to return him a dog, which accidentally fell into his hands, and by the inscription on the Collar appears to belong to General Howe.