George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Robert Howe, 27 May 1780

Highlands 27th May 1780

The Reasons assign’d by Docr Van horn for retiring give him the strongest claim to indulgence, and are such as justify him to his Brigade: it is our justice to him to day, that his Conduct as far as it has been within my Observation and from accounts I have had of it from very respectable Characters has been such as merits approbation and Entitles him to Respect. I am Sir With Great Respect your Excellency’s most Obt Sert

R. Howe

DNA: RG 93—War Department.

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