George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Charles Fierer, 14 September 1793

From Charles Fierer

Dumfries [Va.] Sept. 14th 1793


I received your Excellency’s answer to my letter, of the 7th of July last,1 which induces me to hope that (as this favourable opportunity offers) your Excellency will be kindly pleased to indulge me with a copy of the letter, which was the object of my former application; The letter was dated (I think) sometime in August 1778—Head quarters, at the White plains, and directed to Henry Laurens Esqr. then President of Congress.2 I have the Honour to remain with profound respect, Your Excellency’s most humble & most obedient Servant

Charles Fierer
Late Capt. of the Virginia State Cavalry


1Fierer apparently intended a reference to Tobias Lear’s letter to him of 17 July, which replied to Fierer’s letter to GW of 10 July.

2See GW to Laurens, 9 Aug. 1778. Fierer wanted a copy of this letter to support his petition to the Virginia legislature for compensation for Revolutionary War services.

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