George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Tryon, 17 April 1778

From William Tryon

New York 17th April 1778


Having been honored with His Majesty’s Instructions to Circulate the Inclosures; I take the liberty to offer them to you, for your Candid Consideration, and to recommend that through your means, the Officers and Men under your Command may be acquainted with their Contents.1 I am Sir, Your very humble Servt

Wm Tryon

LS, DNA:PCC, item 152; copy, DNA:PCC, item 169; copy, P.R.O., 5/1108, Colonial Office.

1Tryon enclosed the drafts of two bills declaring Parliament’s intention to exercise restraint regarding taxation in America and appointing commissioners to negotiate for peace. For the texts, see GW to Henry Laurens, 18 April, and note 6.

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