George Washington Papers

From George Washington to James McHenry, 11 July 1796

Mount Vernon 11th July 1796


Your letter of the 6th instant, with copies of other letters to the Secretaries of State, and Treasury; respecting the charges exhibited by Brigadier Wilkinson against General Wayne, has been received; and when an opinion is formed thereon, I shall expect to receive it.

I know of nothing, at present, that will prevent my being in Philadelphia between the 15th of August and first of September: As then, there will be abundant time between that period and the 31st of October (when the new Military Establishment is to take place) to arrange the Officers to the several Corps; and as much information may be obtained, & many things cast up between this and then to lessen the difficulty, and obtain relief from the disagreeable task of deranging Officers I am induced to postpone a final decision in this case ’till I return to the Seat of Government, unless there are causes which do not occur to me, to require it sooner; of which you will not fail to inform me.

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