George Washington Papers

From George Washington to John Hancock, 20 August 1777

To John Hancock

Camp Bucks County [Pa.] 20th Augt 1777


I do myself the honor to forward you a packet which just came to my hands from Genl Schuyler. In his letter to me he communicates an agreeable account of the face of Affairs at Fort Schuyler, I therefore do myself the pleasure of inclosing you an extract.1 I have the Honor to be Sir Your obt Servt

Go: Washington

LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, DNA:PCC, item 152; copy, DNA:PCC, item 169. This letter and its enclosures were read by Congress on 21 Aug. (JCC description begins Worthington Chauncey Ford et al., eds. Journals of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789. 34 vols. Washington, D.C., 1904–37. description ends , 8:659–60).

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