George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Sullivan, 7 January 1781

Trenton January 7th1781


The Committee appointed by Congress to quiet the disturbances of the Pennsynvania Line &ca [think is proper] to inform your Excellency that they arrived at this place last night after dark; And that President Reed who acts in concert with us has proceeded to the neighbourhood of Princetown at which place those Troops are now posted. We are happy to inform your Excellency that some favourable appearances of a speedy and honorable, as well as a safe accomodation has appeared in their Conduct this morning; as they have given an [earnest] of their Sincerity and intentions by no means equivocal; by signing a Negotiator sent to them from New York, together with his Conductor both of whom they delivered up to Genl Wayne, and have Sent them out under a Guard with their Papers, they are actually now in the Hands of President Reed, and [   ] do ourselves the Honor of sending Your Excellency a Copy of the Terms offered them in writing by those Emissaries. Should Your Excellecy have any Communications to make to Congress relative to the present State and Temper of the Army, we request that you will be pleased to make them through us, amd direct them to this place—We are with the highest and the most Sincere esteem and regard—Your Excellencys Most Obt Hble Servts

Jno. Sullivan

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