George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Colonel Edward Wigglesworth, 11 March 1779

To Colonel Edward Wigglesworth

Head Quarters Middle Brook 11th March 1779.


Congress have only answered your request for liberty to resign by a Resolve of which the inclosed is Copy1—Should the determination of the Delegates of Massachusetts be transmitted to me, it shall be forwarded to you by Sir Your most obt Servt2

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LS, in Tench Tilghman’s writing, PWacD: Sol Feinstone Collection, on deposit at PPAmP; Df, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1The enclosed copy of Congress’s order of 27 Feb. referring Wigglesworth’s resignation request to the Massachusetts delegates has not been identified, but see 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 , 13:259 (see also John Jay to GW, 2 March, second letter).

2For Congress’s acceptance of Wigglesworth’s resignation on 10 March, see John Jay to GW, 12 March, and GW to Wigglesworth, 19 March.

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