George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Howe, 15 June 1785

To Robert Howe

Mount Vernon 15th June 1785.

Dr Sir,

A few days ago Mr Sitgreaves gave me the pleasure of receiving your letter of the 4th of May. It is the only one I recollect to have had from you since my return to private life.

It gives me pleasure to hear that Congress have dealt honorably by you, & mean to do more; it is devoutly to be wished that they could do the same by all the Officers whose meritorious services & sufferings have a just claim upon their gratitude, & call loudly for their exertions.

As you are at the source of intelligence, any thing I could say respecting foreign matters, would only be a reverberation of intelligence; & few things occur of a domestic nature worthy of recital. Mrs Washington is in tolerable good health & joins me in Compliments & best wishes for you, Mr Lots family, & others of our old acquaintance.1 I am Dr Sir &c.

G: Washington


1In July 1777 GW had his headquarters at the house of Abraham Lott “8 Miles East of Morris Town” (GW to Daniel Morgan, 26 July 1777).

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