George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Jonathan Trumbull, Sr., 4 August 1778

From Jonathan Trumbull, Sr.

State of Connecticut—Lebanon 4th Augt 1778


Enclosed is a resolution of the Governor and Council of Safety of this State—It is hoped that your Excellency will make no hesitation to grant a Warrant for the amount of the enclosed Account.1

It appears reasonable that payment be made to B. General Saltonstal from the Chest of the United States of America, rather than from this State—to whom he will look, when he fails from your Excellency. I am, with great Esteem & Regard Your Excellency’s most Obedient humble Servant

Jonth. Trumbull

ALS, DLC:GW; LB, Ct: Trumbull Papers.

1Trumbull may have enclosed the vote of the Connecticut council of safety, 30 May 1778, “That his Excellency the Governor be desired to write to his Excellency General Washington and request him to examine and liquidate Brigadier General Saltonstall’s abstract while in service of the United States and draw on &c. in his favour” ( Conn. Public Records description begins The Public Records of the State of Connecticut . . . with the Journal of the Council of Safety . . . and an Appendix. 18 vols. to date. Hartford, 1894—. description ends , 2:88). The enclosed account has not been identified.

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