George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Henry Lee, 20 August 1780

Head Quarters Orange Town Augt 20th 1780.

Dear Sir

This day Mr Joshua Anderson of Monmouth County presented a Petition to me in Consequence of Captn Rudolph’s seizing a Stone Horse, which he urges was at any Rate unfit for present Use.His Petition is supported by many well affected Inhabitants of that County who place him clearly in the Character of a friend to his Country; Therefore as the Seizure must have been made by the Captn in Consequence of my Instructions to You, & they only directed that such Horses & Cattle as belong to disaffected Persons in the Power of the Enemy were to be taken, and Mr Anderson lives about 20 Miles from the Sea, & cannot be considered as coming within the Instructions, I desire You will have the Horse given up to him. I am &c.

Copy Go.Washington.

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