George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Jay, 14 April 1779

From John Jay

Philadelphia 14th April 1779


This morning I had the Pleasure of receiving & communicating to Congress, your Excellency’s favor of the 12th Inst., The enclosed Act, on the Subjects of it, will inform your Excellency, that Congress cannot agree to the Request of Major Harnage & Captain Hawker, but do not object to their remaining where they are1—And that the Proceedings of the Court Martial in the case of the Officers at Springfield, (herewith enclosed) are returned, that such Orders thereon may be taken, as your Excellency may judge proper. I have the Honor to be With the greatest Respect & Esteem Your Excellency’s Most Obedient & very Humble Servant

John Jay Presidt

LS, DLC:GW; LB, DNA:PCC, item 14.

1The enclosed extract from the congressional minutes for 14 April is in 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 , 13:448–49.

Index Entries