George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Pierce Butler, 7 January 1795

To Pierce Butler

Philada Jany 7. 1795


The Letter with which you were pleased to favor me, dated the 30th Novr came duly to hand: a copy of which, immediately upon the rect thereof, I transmitted to the Secy of War (in whose Department the building of the Frigates is) with directions to cause an enquiry into the abuses of which you made a general complaint, & report the result to me.1

It would have been satisfactory, & might have contributed essentially to expedite this enquiry if you had been so obliging as to have pointed your information to the particular instances of abuse. I am—&c.


Df, DNA: RG 59, Miscellaneous Letters; LB, DLC:GW. The draft is in the writing of Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr.

1For the transmittal and resulting report, see GW to Henry Knox, 23 Dec. 1794, and n.2.

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