George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Benjamin Tallmadge, 16 September 1780

Head Quarters Bergen County 16th Sepr 1780.

Dear Sir

I have received yours of the 13th as I have your several late favors with their inclosures. It is impossible for me, circumstanced as matters are, to give a positive answer to C— — juniors request, as I cannot, without knowing his views, tell what are his expectations—Of this—both you and he may rest assured, that should he continue servicable and faithful, and should the issue of our Affairs prove as favorable as we hope, I shall be ready to recommend him to the public, if public employ should be his aim, and if not, that I shall think myself bound to represent his conduct in the light it deserves, and procure him a compensation of another kind.

I shall take the first opportunity of sending you a further sum of Money for contingencies. I am Dear Sir Your most obt Servt

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