Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Washington, 11 December 1779

From George Washington

Hd. Qrs. Morris Town 11 Decr. 1779


I inclose your Excellency a number of papers relative to a certain Richard Bird, and the money mentioned in Gen. Tylers letter. Col. Nevil takes charge of the prisoner. I give your Excellency this trouble as he appears to be the person some time ago advertised in a Virginia paper for the commission of some crime.

I am &c.

Dft (DLC: Washington Papers); in James McHenry’s hand; endorsed. Enclosures missing.

Richard Bird: See Washington to Brig. Gen. John Tyler, 28 Nov. 1779 (Writings, ed. Fitzpatrick, xvii, 203); Tyler’s letter to Washington has not been found. Col. Nevil: John Neville, colonel, 4th Va. Continental line (Gwathmey, Hist. Reg. of Virginians in the Revolution).

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