George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Major General Nathanael Greene, 7 August 1779

To Major General Nathanael Greene

West point Augt 7 1779

Dr Sir

I have received a Letter from Congress of the 28th Ulto—transmitting a Copy of a Letter from Genl Sullivan of the 21st and of several papers which accompanied it.1 I inclosed them for your perusal—and you will be pleased to shew them to Colo. Wadsworth. I intend to write to Congress upon the subject of their Contents so far as they respect myself.2 I am &c.


Df, in Robert Hanson Harrison’s writing, DLC:GW; Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1GW presumably is referring to John Jay’s letter of 29 July.

2See GW to Jay, 15 August. For Greene’s response to Sullivan’s complaints, see Greene to Jay, 19 Sept., in Greene Papers, description begins Richard K. Showman et al., eds. The Papers of General Nathanael Greene. 13 vols. Chapel Hill, N.C., 1976–2005. description ends 4:395–400.

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