George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Hancock, 14 September 1777

From John Hancock

In Congress Philada 14 September 1777


I have just Rec’d your Letter of this Day’s Date, & have forwarded on the Dispatches you inclos’d.

The Resolution inclos’d has this moment pass’d Congress respecting Major General Sullivan, to which I must beg leave to Refer you.1

I Transmit you a Letter I have just Rec’d for you, and also Coppies of several Letters Rec’d this day from General Gates.2 I am with much respect, Sir Your most Obedt sert

John Hancock Prest

ALS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 12A.

1The enclosed resolution of this date directs “that general Sullivan be recalled from the army until the enquiry heretofore ordered into his conduct shall be duly made” (DLC:GW; see also 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 , 8:742). For other resolutions relating to the inquiry into Sullivan’s conduct, see ibid., 8:700, 727, 749–50; 9:808, 822–23.

2The letter for GW that Hancock forwarded with this letter has not been identified. Hancock apparently enclosed copies of Gates’s letters to him of 3 and 10 Sept. and their enclosures (see ibid., 8:741).

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