George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Henry Laurens, 15 November 1778

From Henry Laurens

[Philadelphia] 15th November [1778]


I had the honor of writing to Your Excellency Yesterday by Messenger Freeman.

Your Excellency will receive inclosed herewith Copy of a Letter dated Sunbury 9th Instant from Colonel Hartley to the Board of War, which Congress have directed to transmit & to signify that it is the desire of the House Your Excellency “will take such Measures relative to the subject matter thereof as you shall judge necessary.” 1 I have the honor to be &c.

LB, DNA:PCC, item 13. The letter was carried “by Jones.”

1For Col. Thomas Hartley’s letter of 9 Nov. to the Board of War, and GW’s measures to reinforce the frontier, see GW to Edward Hand, 20 Nov., n.3. The resolution of Congress concerning the letter is in 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 , 12:1132.

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