George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Francis Johnston, 8 August 1780

Head Qrs near Orange Town Augt 8. 1780

Dr Sir

I have received your Letter of the 28th Ulto and am sorry to find that you suppose the business of sending on the Drafts nearly over. If this is the case, and of which you can judge much better than I, you have my permission to return to Camp. However as you went to Philadelphia on the requisition of the State for an Officer to superintend the forwarding the Drafts, and as not near the small number even, which was voted, has joined the Army, I would rather wish your return to be determined by a consultation with & the consent of the President. I am Dr Sir With regard & esteem Yr Most Obedt Servt

G. Washington

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