George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Captain Robert McKenzie, 28 April 1777

To Captain Robert McKenzie

Morris Town Aprl 28th 1777.


Your favour of the 20th Ulto did not reach my hands till the 19th Instt; since which I have made an unavailing enquiry of several Gentn from the Eastward after the Capturd ship Lord Stanley—This enquiry I will continue—but if in the meanwhile, you could furnish me with any clue that might facilitate the end you have in view, and I wish to be the Instrument of accomplishing, I should be glad to be favour’d with it. I am Sir, Yr Most Obedt Servt

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ADfS, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW. GW addressed the draft to “Robt McKenzie Esqr.” Although McKenzie changed the spelling of his name to “Mackenzie” sometime between 1757 and 1760, GW continued to use the older spelling.

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