George Washington Papers

To George Washington from John Dudley Townes, 10 May 1781

Philadelphia May 10th 1781


I had the honr to receive yours of the 2d instant, and entirely agree with you respecting Genl Greens impartiality on the subject aluded to—But was determin’d from the first to lay it before your Excelleny—when I left [   ] Town I wrote to Genl Green, by Colo. Henderson who was Exchangd for the proceedings—and he allso declair’d he would mention, my case to Genl Green in a very particular manner—I allso made mention to Colos. Grayson and Bland my Case and they desir’d me to write for the Original proceedings—which I did the next day after I landed—which induces me to believe they will be sent to the Board of war [   ] was my desire in letter to Genl Greene as [   ] Colo. Williams A.D.G. to the sothern [   ] These reasons I hope will be satisfactory to yr Excellency—why I am Obliged to stay if I go then proceedings will be sent—and will prevent my haveing any thing done in the matter to the [   ] want of the proceedings—I have been allmost five year in the armey—and five months [   ] in arrest. the latter has given me more uneasyness then ever my service to my Countrey has been fatiguing—I hope you will pardon me for the[   ] of my letter and im[   ] it to my situation—And am your Excellencys most Obdt and Very Humb. St

Jno. Townes

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