George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major Generals William Howe and John Burgoyne, 15 July 1776

To Major Generals William Howe and John Burgoyne

New York July 15th 1776


I have it in charge from Congress to transmit the Inclosed Resolutions to you1—and have the honr to be Sir Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt

Go: Washington

Comr in Chief of the Continental Forces

ALS, P.R.O.: Carleton Papers, document 228(1); LB, DLC:GW; copy, P.R.O.: Carleton Papers, document 228(2); copy, P.R.O.: Colonial Office Papers; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. The LB is followed by a memorandum reading: “A Similiar Letter to Genl Burgoyne inclosed Genl Schuyler this day.”

1For these resolutions of 10 July regarding the treatment of the American prisoners captured at the Cedars, see Hancock to GW, 13 July, and note 2.

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