George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Joseph Reed, 19 December 1780

In Council Philada December 19th 1780


I am to acknowledge the Receipt of your Excellencys favour of the tenth—Instant appointing the places of deposit for the specifick articles required by Congress. Some difficulties have arisen with respect to Wyoming which the Inhabitants of this state do not consider as of Continental importance, but only as holding or possession for the state of Connecticut: in consequence they think it hard to supply it from the state of Pennsylvania. Besides which, there are Complaints of abuses in entering the settlers as soldiers, and drawing rations: every Officer and soldier under Colonel Butler from Connecticut is a land holder under the Connecticut Claim; it was therefore proposed that Connecticut should support it as a state post: or in Case that state declined it, Pennsylvania would take it up without any charge to the United states. Representations were made to Congress, and the enclosed Resolve has passed, in consequence of which we wait your Excellencys determination to make the arrangements for the ensuing season. I have the honour to be Your Excellencys Obedient and very humble servant

Jos: Reed President

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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